Dominica receives US$40m for climate change project

Dominica has received more than US$40 million from the World Bank for a climate change resilience project, Caribbean 360 reports.

“We had the World Bank here last week to finalize a project called the PTCR or Pilot Project for Climate Resilience. Through that project so far, we have secured in excess of 40 million US dollars  to undertake activities in agriculture, infrastructure and other social development,” according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Samuel Carrette.

Carette made the disclosure as he addressed a two day Caribbean Community (CARICOM) support for environment statistics meeting, here on Tuesday.

The meeting is geared at strengthening the island’s capacity to develop and monitor its multi-lateral agreement.

Coordinator of the Project for Capacity Building in the Caribbean, Dr Teress Yard, said it is extremely important for Dominica to embark upon such a project.

“Dominica is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean. It is a pace-setter in the Caribbean terms of greening and organic agriculture. Dominica has achieved a number of successes that are recognized throughout the Caribbean,” she said.

Yard said Dominica has also set some ambitious goals in terms of sustainable development, natural resources and management.

“Dominica is a leader in the Caribbean and if the country wants to be able to know that their standards remain high, they need to have the data to back up their claims,” she added.

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