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Friday, 18 October 2013

EU donates 7m. Euro to climate change efforts in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5C’s) recently convened a meeting composed of climate change experts in Belize that had resulted in the 7 million European Union (EU) donation to the climate change prevention cause. They discussed how to foster adaptation strategies that would enable developing countries to slow down the consequences of the climate change. Speakers, such as Dr. Wendel Parham the CEO of Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, and Policy Officer Laura Giappichelli, had described the direct impacts that climate change has had on Belize, as well as the urge for the exchanging of experiences and ideas to help coping with the climate change.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, which is stationed in Belize, coordinates the Caribbean region’s response to climate change, working on effective solutions and projects to combat the environmental impacts of climate change and global warming. The two dozen island nations of the Caribbean, and the 40 million people who live there, are in a state of increased vulnerability to climate change. Higher temperatures, rises in sea level, and increased hurricane intensity threaten lives, property and livelihoods throughout the region.

Source: Channel5 Belize