The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is pleased to share the following press release from the Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum in Belize announcing the national launch of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness project, Enhancing Caribbean Civil Society’s Access and Readiness for Climate Finance, on October 20, 2020.

The project aims to build the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs), including their knowledge, skills and organisational structures, to access and deliver climate finance and build climate resilience in the Caribbean.

It also seeks to strengthen institutional mechanisms to enhance civil society voice and participation in climate change decision-making nationally and regionally. The project is being implemented from February 2020 to August 2022 in collaboration with national designated authorities to the GCF from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, including Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Suriname. CANARI is serving as the implementing entity and delivery partner for the project.

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Photo: Belize civil society organisation, The Association of  Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO), doing climate change awareness raising. PHOTO BY APAMO.