Port of Spain, December 13, 2019 – Efforts to enhance civil society’s access and capacity to deliver climate finance and build resilience in the Caribbean have been bolstered by a US$1.29 million grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The Principal Director, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica, Ms. UnaMay Gordon, welcomed the GCF’s support and highlighted that: “Civil society leadership for climate resilience is critical to effectively build climate resilience as Caribbean governments and the private sector cannot do it alone. We need all hands-on deck as we face the impacts of climate change. We need to strengthen civil society’s capacity and partnerships with the public and private sector to address these impacts and protect our communities, livelihoods and the natural resources that are the foundation of our economy.”
The GCF grant will be implemented by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) in collaboration with national designated authorities and leading civil society organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States from 2020-2022.