Above: St George’s, Grenada (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
New Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell met this week with officials from the German Agency for International Cooperation to discuss climate change projects in the country.
A major topic of conversation was the planned Programme on Integrated Adaptation Stategies, which is a bilateral programme that will be funded by the GIZ and the United Nations Development Programme.
The four-year programme has a value of $6.5 million USD.
It seeks to “increase resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems to climate change risks in Greanda through integrated adaptation approaches.”
Mitchell said Grenada had been a “committed development partner” to Grenada over the years.
“As a result of that support, Grenada became a front runner of climate change issues in the region and demonstrated leadership especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan,” he said.
Mitchell said he also hoped Grenada would become a more significant source market for Grenada’s tourism sector.
The adaptation programme will officially launch in April 2013.