Japan and UNDP team up to support eight Caribbean countries

Japan and UNDP team up to support eight Caribbean countries as they scale up implementation of renewable energy and climate adaptation measures.

Meeting participants from Grenada discuss details of the Annual Work Plan

Meeting participants from Grenada discuss details of the Annual Work Plan

On January 28, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a USD 15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), which will support eight Caribbean countries’ mitigation and adaptation to climate change, in line with their sustainable development objectives. Funding for the Partnership is being provided by the Government of Japan while UNDP acts in the capacity of implementing partner.

Members of the J-CCCP Project Board

The launch followed a two-day inception workshop with more than 40 representatives from the eight countries (Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Republic of Suriname), including government officials, technical advisors, non-Governmental organizations and UN agencies to set out a roadmap, in line with countries’ long-term strategies, to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Presentations during sessions on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) were provided by representatives of the UN Climate Change Secretariat.

 

(L-R) Ms. Gloria Joseph, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Economic Development & Investment in Dominica, Ms. Rebeca Arias, Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Hub and Mr. Stephen O’Malley, UNDP Resident Representative, Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

The J-CCCP will bring together policy makers, technical experts and representatives of communities to encourage policy innovation for climate technology incubation and diffusion. By doing so, the Partnership aims to ensure that barriers to the implementation of climate-resilient technologies are addressed and overcome in a participatory and efficient manner. These technologies expected to be deployed will help reduce the dependence on fossil fuel imports, setting the region on a low-emission development path; as well as improve the region’s ability to respond to climate risks and opportunities in the long-run, through resilient development approaches that go beyond disaster response to extreme events.

 

For more information on J-CCCP, visit bb.undp.org

 

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