Dominicans are set to benefit from the Japan- Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) program.
Officially launched in January 2016, J-CCCP is a regional project funded by the Japanese government which targets eight Caribbean countries, Belize, Guyana, St Lucia, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.
According to the Project manager, Yoko Ebisawa, the aim of the project is to advance the process of low emission climate resilient development.
She stated that after seeing the damages caused by tropical storm Erika she hopes that the project will support Dominicans as well as help reduce such tragedies.
Meanwhile Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Helen Royer, says a steering committee has been recommended to allow the efficient application of the Japan- Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) program.
Royer says, as global climate changes, the impact on Dominica’s development sector is especially challenged based on the small island’s location, topography and size. She urged citizens to support the initiative as this project is implemented.
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