Belize Explores Climate Resilience Initiatives with International Partners

Belize Explores Climate Resilience Initiatives with International Partners

The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) held several high-level meetings this week. The MED is hosting a mission from Euroclima a regional climate change programme geared towards improving the region’s climate resiliency. Members from the Euroclima Caribbean- Barbados, NDC Partnership- Washington, the EU, UNDP Barbados and Belize, all met with the MEDs Climate Finance Unit and its BZ/EU Cooperation Office, the NCCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration and the Ministry of Finance to discuss how Belize can benefit from the program. The MED also met with representatives from the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Partnership who are in Belize to discuss climate affairs. The MEDs Climate Finance Unit, with through an invitation from the National Climate Change Office, met with Fernando Mendez and Jennifer Collado, representatives from the NDC Partnership, to discuss areas of project development, capacity building, integration of national monitoring of projects and a reporting & evaluation system to track all climate finance projects and NDCs. Chief Executive Officer in the MED also signed a contract for consultancy services to the ministry of with Amos Pacheco.

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