The Government of Belize, through a nine hundred-thousand-dollar grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is working to build Belize’s resiliency against climate change. The project is geared at enhancing adaptation, planning, and increasing climate resilience in Belize’s coastal zones and fisheries sectors. As a part of the initiative, today, there was an engagement workshop with various stakeholders to identify their specific roles and responsibilities in the project. Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Blue Economy, Kennedy Carrillo spoke about the importance of building resiliency to climate change and its effects.
CEO of the Ministry of Economic Development, Doctor Osmond Martinez says the project will look at the various risk factors associated with climate change and determine the best strategies to address them.
Doctor Martinez added that the Ministry of Economic Development, which is Belize’s designated authority to the GCF, is hoping to seek an additional one hundred twenty-five million US dollar grant that was approved in October last year to tackle coral protection, sustainable fishing, and erosion.