Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation Project Launches Today In St Vincent

Coastal damage on Black Point Beach on the Windward Side of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean (CPCCA) Project will be officially launched in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 12th December 2016 at the Fisheries conference room.

The CPCCA Project focuses on protecting the valuable coastal resources from the negative impacts of climate change through local eco-system adaptation measures.

It is a regional initiative funded by the German Development Bank (KfW) and executed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) with implementation support from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The Project is being implemented in 4 countries – St. Vincent and the Grenadines,  Jamaica, St Lucia,  and Grenada; there are two main components:

 Component 1: Investments for sustainable improvements of coastal ecosystems relevant for climate change adaptation

 Component 2: Assistance in the preparation and implementation of Local Adaption Measures (LAMs).

Three projects, which have been approved for St Vincent and the Grenadines and will receive approximately USD 1.8 million, are:

Building resilience of the Sandy Bay community to the impacts of climate change through shoreline protection.

South Coast Marine and Coastal Rehabilitation Adaptation Project to improve Ecosystem Health and Build Resilience to Climate Change.

Restoring Ashton Lagoon’s Ecosystem to Promote Nature Based Adaptation to Climate Change while Creating Sustainable Livelihoods Opportunities for the people of Union Island.

The launch will preface several events including project site visits and a training workshop in preparation for the startup phase of the projects in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, along with the signing of the Grant Agreements between the CCCCC and the successful project applicants (the Grantees).

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