Belize and Taiwan Collaborate on Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Project
A memorandum of understanding was signed recently between the Government of Belize and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF). The MOU is for a project that will the collection of data on Belize’s Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index (CORVI). The project is valued at three hundred and thirty thousand US dollars being funded by the Republic of China (Taiwan). The CORVI project seeks to integrate economic, social and environmental data to assess resilience to climate and ocean risks. The assessment uses 100 indicators and ten risk categories to produce information on ecological, financial and political risks. The project is a collaboration between the government of Belize, TaiwanICDF, the Ocean Affairs Council of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and the Stimson Center, a leading think tank in the United States. Signing on behalf of the Government was CEO Dr Osmond Martinez, and Ambassador Charles Chao-Cheng Li, secretary-general of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF).