€12 million boost for climate change
Jamaica is set to benefit from a €12.27 million facility to help combat climate change.
The money is being made available through an initiative of Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and the German Government.
Under the programme, government and non-government agencies will have access to funds for the management of marine protected areas, reforestation, coral reef restoration, among other things.
Agencies will also get assistance in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of projects.
The CARICOM Climate Change Centre says Jamaica was selected for the programme because of the work being undertaken by local authorities to reduce the country’s risk to climate change.
St. Lucia, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will also benefit.
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