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.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre 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. It provides climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States through the CARICOM Secretariat and to the UK Caribbean Overseas Territories and is archive and clearing house for regional climate change data and documentation.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) was accredited as a regional implementing entity by the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a key multilateral financing mechanism to support climate action in developing countries on July 09, 2015.
The Executive Director of the CCCCC, Dr. Kenrick Leslie says “It speaks to the high calibre of work being done in the region and the strength of our internal systems. We will now move forward with a set of ambitious and bankable projects that we have been developing under a directive from CARICOM Heads”.
As the first regionally accredited organization, the CCCCC is now the interface and conduit for GCF funding to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean. Application for GCF funding takes place in consultation with country focal points (NDAs) and the CCCCC.
National Designated Authorities (NDAs) for GCF
National Designated Authorities (NDAs), set the priorities for climate resilient developments and function as the strategic link and communication hub between each country and the Fund. Funding proposals are submitted through these NDAs. Peruse the list of NDAs for CARICOM nations here.
To receive funding, the GCF fine print guides you through the details of the Investment Framework, Proposal Approval Process, Results Management Framework and the Appraisal Toolkit. Further details on how to access GCF funding are available at this link.
Guided by the CARICOM Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change and its Implementation Plan, the Centre and the region are planing for climate compatible development in the Caribbean.