Pickersgill Lauds Success of Community-Based Climate Change Project


Jamaica Information Services

3 October 2012

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Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, has lauded the Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change Project in Jamaica for the positive impact it has had on some vulnerable communities.

The Minister was addressing the final evaluation workshop of the project on October 2 at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston. Under the initiative, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF), small grants of up to US$50,000 were provided to community-based and non-governmental organisations, to assist communities in implementing various activities to reduce their vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, commends representative of the Glengoffe community in St. Catherine, Hyacinth Douglas (right) on the successful implementation of the Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change Project in the community, while Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Jamaica, Akiko Fujii (left), shares the moment.

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