This study presents an analysis of extreme events in the Caribbean subregion for the period
1990 to 2008, and forms part of a similar, wider study focused on the Latin America and the
Caribbean region (Central America and South America being the other two subregional components).
It explores the economic costs of climate change through an examination of adaptation costs to
extreme events. ECLAC, through its Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, is pleased to have
been able to undertake this study with the financial support of DFID and to have ensured its
successful execution in collaboration with technical expertise from the University of the West Indies.