CARIBBEAN: UNDP and Japan launch US$15 million Caribbean Climate Change Project

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CARIBBEAN: UNDP and Japan launch US$15 million Caribbean Climate Change Project

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PRESS RELEASE – In tandem with the recent agreement by world leaders at the Paris Climate Conference to keep global warming below 2oC, and further to pursue below 1.5oC in order to avoid negative impacts to the Caribbean, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme will launch the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP).

The J-CCCP brings together policy makers, experts and representatives of affected communities to encourage policy innovation for climate technology incubation and diffusion.

By doing so, the initiative aims to ensure that barriers to the implementation of climate-resilient technologies are addressed and overcome in a participatory and efficient manner.

What:             Launch of the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership

When:            Thursday, 28 January 2016; 10:30 a.m.

Where:           Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados

Who:               Ms. Rebeca Arias, Director, UNDP Panama Regional Hub
Mr. Masatoshi Sato, Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan
in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

                          Mr. Stephen O’Malley, Resident Representative, UNDP Subregional Office for Barbados
and the OECS

For media inquiries please contact:  Penny Bowen – [email protected] | 1 (246) 467 6007

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