|Overview : |
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan concluded an agreement to implement a regional climate change project, titled “Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP)” in 2014. The project was launched officially in January 2016, with a total budget of USD 15 million equivalent. It is a regional project, participated by eight countries including Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Republic of Suriname. The project aims to support these eight Caribbean countries in advancing the process of low-emission risk-resilient development by improving energy security and integrating medium to long-term planning for adaptation to climate change.
The project is funded by the Government of Japan (GOJ) and is implemented directly by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNDP Barbados and OECS Sub Regional Office (SRO) serves as lead office for the project, where the Project Management Unit (PMU) therefore sits. The Barbados SRO is responsible for implementing activities under Outcomes 1 and 3 of the project as well as Outcome 2 with respect to OECS countries (Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). UNDP other country offices in Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname are responsible for implementing activities under Outcome 2 in their respective countries. Activities under Outcome 2 primarily focused on the implementation of thirty-seven (36) pilot projects (see list of Projects at Annex 1) in all eight countries and relates to all six (6) of its outputs. As such, there is much data to be collected and analysed from these pilot projects as well as the other supporting activities of the full project.