|Overview : |
Caribbean countries share similar economic and sustainable development challenges, including a small population, remoteness, susceptibility to natural disasters, and most importantly, vulnerability to climate change. Negative impacts associated with climate change on land, water resources and biodiversity have also been predicted, and ultimately, the main sectors of tourism and agriculture will be negatively impacted by these changes. Meanwhile, even though Caribbean countries emit relatively small amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, they will suffer disproportionately from the impacts of climate change.
As such, the Government of Japan through the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership aims to support the implementation of actual technology that is both low-emission and advances climate risk management, including demonstration in the target countries. To this end, eight demonstration projects are planned for Grenada which are tailored to meet the specific needs and vulnerabilities within local communities. Specifically, the required services will support one approved pilot initiative to enhance the participation of youth at Grand Bacolet Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre in climate resilience building in agriculture by developing their capacity in vegetable production, and utilizing high technology water efficient hydroponic systems.