NO. 128 /2018 16th August 2018
GRENADA TO DRAFT A COUNTRY PROGRAMME
TO ACCESS CLIMATE FINANCE UNDER THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
As the destructive impacts of climate change continue to affect Grenada in particular, and the region in general, the Department of Economic and Technical Cooperation within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Resilience, is hosting a 5-day workshop at the National Cricket Stadium Players Level one (1).
The primary objective of the five-day seminar, from August 20 to 24, 2018, is to draft Grenada’s Country Programme for the submission to the Green Climate Fund and other such international donor agencies under the Getting Grenada Green Climate Fund Ready (3G) Project.
While Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Grenada are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of “climate change,” such as intense droughts, heavy rainfalls leading to floods, sea-level rise and coastal erosion as well as the most devastating impacts of intensified hurricanes, they are a minor contributor to global warming. These natural phenomena call for significant adaptation programmes to be implemented in SIDS to increase resilience to climate change.
Parties at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris in 2015 agreed to establish a multilateral funding mechanism, now known as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with a primary mandate of supporting the development agenda of SIDS to adopt new technologies aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change.
To secure continued financial and technical assistance from the GCF, Grenada is expected to prepare a Country Programme, which is a pipeline of projects which will increase Grenada’s adaptation and mitigation capacity towards the effects of climate change.
Mr. Juerg Klarer from Swiss consulting firm Aequilibrium Consultants will lead forty participants from Government, NGOs, and Statutory Bodies through the process of developing approximately ten (10) concept notes to be integrated into Grenada’s country programme.
The process will draw its priority areas of action from those projects to be developed and implemented under the recent cabinet-approved National Adaptation Plan and Grenada’s Medium-Term Agenda. The development of the National Adaptation Plan hinges on a robust stakeholder involvement process, and therefore projects proposed under this comprehensive document represent the most widely accepted list of programmes of actions to be implemented in Grenada.
The country programme through the project concept notes will be used as the principal instrument to facilitate resource mobilization in the international climate finance arena.
The 3G project is co-funded by the Green Climate Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economic and Physical Development in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
339 GRENADA TO DRAFT A COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO ACCESS CLIMATE FINANCE UNDER THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
315 INCREASED INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GRENADA LEADS TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION OF EC.56 MILLION IN TREASURY BILLS
214 VALIDATION WORKSHOP: DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN THE OECS REGION
204 NEW CUSTOMS OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING IN MONITORING AND CONTROL OF TRADE IN OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
200 GRENADA TO BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING SECTOR
197 OECS COUNTRY MISSION TO UNDERTAKE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS LANDSCAPES IN MEMBER STATES
196 ENERGY DIAGNOSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION WORKSHOP AS GRENADA MOVES FORWARD IN DEVELOPING NATIONAL ENERGY PLANNING GUIDELINES
84 Government to meet with Public Sector Unions to discuss new protocol for Statutory Bodies and State Owned Enterprises
58 November 3, 2014 - DISCUSSION OF DRAFT SCOCIAL COMPACT ON GBN TELEVISION – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014
54 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
53 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
50 September 18, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY 2015 BUDGET PREPARATION MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR
48 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
47 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
37 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
36 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
24 April 24, 2014 - NOU AND GRENCASE COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING FUNDAMENTALS
21 April 1, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS COMMENCE TALKS ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HOME-GROWN PROGRAMME OF FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND REFORMS
20 April 1, 2014 - REGISTRATION OF LICENSED NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FATCA
19 March 27, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND DIGICEL SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM DEVICES IN ALL GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
15 March 6, 2014 - GRENADA TO HOST ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) PROJECT INCEPTION MEETING
11 February 26, 2014 - 3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
10 February 25, 2014 - GRENADA CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ANNUAL AWARD AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 2014
8 February 12, 2014 - COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT