Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) is a registered Non Profit no 147/2002 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. More than 500 students from St. Vincent and around the world have participated in shorter and longer courses to reduce poverty and protect the environment since 2002.
Our institution has since 2012 worked very focused on developing a program that can secure getting more ready for climate change in a
structured way. After having experienced the effects of global climate change in the extreme weather events – e.g. a drought in the beginning
of 2010 followed by Hurricane Thomas and the torrential rainfalls and flash floods in 2011 – RVA launched the St. Vincent Climate Compliance
Program (CCP) in March 2012.
With an eye to the planetary boundary concept, counting nine different such planetary boundaries, mankind is now technologically able to study Earth systems at a planetary level and establish the environmental thresholds within which mankind must keep the Globe in order to keep its systems functioning and in balance. Never before has so much scientific data, books and other publications been available to people like you and we, and never before has there been such a broadly based consensus among all but ardent deniers that Global Warming and Climate Change are real and that also actions by man are causing the Earth's system to collapse, causing irreversible damage to the Earth and life as we know it.
The St. Vincent CCP seeks to educate, raise awareness and mobilize people to take action. It offers a practical solution to building greater resilience into vulnerable communities by implementing actions to protect the natural resources that they depend on. Since the start of
the program forty (40) people from St. Vincent along with sixty (60) volunteers from all over the World have educated themselves in Climate
Compliance – specifically in the effects on small island nations – and have taken practical action.
The CCP has taken actions in multiple ways along with relevant ministries, other NGO's, The Business community and various individuals.
A climate compliant St. Vincent in 2021: Most families have water collection, water filters, we have moved from high risk areas, planted trees and vetiver grass to prevent erosion and in every village people are ready to help when disasters strike.