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Agreement signed for implementation of CCAP in St. Lucia

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climate-change-storms-caribbean-hurricane-weather5PRESS RELEASE – The Department of Sustainable Development is pleased to inform that the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has signed an Agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the implementation of the Climate Change Adaptation Programme (CCAP) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC).

The CCAP will be for an amount of up to US$25.6 million for the ten (10) participating countries in the ESC region and will be implemented over a four-year period, ending in September 2020.

The Programme is to reduce risks to human and natural assets resulting from climate vulnerability, and purposefully, to strengthen an integrated system for the development, implementation and financing of sustainable adaptation to climate change in the ESC region.

The CCAP will implement activities under three technical components as follows:

  1. Component 1: Climate data and information used in decision-making.
  2. Component 2: Innovative adaptation approaches demonstrate proof of concept necessary to secure international financing.
  3. Component 3: Climate financing for the scale-up and replication of cost effective, sustainable adaptation initiatives secured.

In light of the foregoing, the Department of Sustainable Development will be holding focus group discussions with stakeholders on February 20 and a broad based discussion for all stakeholders on February 21.

Thank you for continuing to collaborate with us in our quest to disseminate information to the general public on our efforts to help build a strong, integrated system for the development, implementation, and financing of sustainable adaptation to climate change.

For additional information please contact Ms. Dawn Pierre- Nathoniel of the Department of Sustainable Development at telephone number 4518746.

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