Climate change workshop to be held in Belize this week
The National Climate Change Office (NCCO), which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture,Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, will conduct a workshop aimed at building Belize’s national capacity on climate change vulnerability and capacity assessments and identifying adaptation measures to decrease vulnerability. The workshop is an intensive three-day session that begins on May 8 and runs to May 10 at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development in Belmopan. The workshop aims to introduce participants to vulnerability and capacity assessment methodology and complementary adaptation initiatives under different scenarios, as well as measure for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. The sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Roger Pulwarty from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with two representatives from the Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET). The workshop will be hosted in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), with the CCCCC acting as the coordinator for the event.