No exit plan for small islands on climate crisis frontlines

Small island developing states (SIDS) need urgent help. After a visit to Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Caribbean last week, Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, returned to deliver a keynote address at the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva to open the first United Nations Trade Forum on 9 September. His message: “Our extinction is imminent.” “The […]

Saint Lucia to benefit from climate finance training

PRESS RELEASE Castries, Saint Lucia, 17th July 2019. The Government of Saint Lucia, under the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process is continuing its efforts to build climate resilience through engagement with all sectors of the Saint Lucian society, including the private sector.  Bridging the climate finance gap and the involvement of the private sector in […]

Green Climate Fund supports proposal for structural adaptation

by Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation is pleased to inform that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved Saint Lucia’s Readiness and Preparatory Support Proposal in the amount of US $375,100, effective March 14, 2018. The Green Climate Fund is part of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on […]

What Is Climate Finance?

By Neranda Maurice-George, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on October 5, 2017. THE term ‘climate finance’ has recently become a buzzword. This begs the question, “What is climate finance?” Saint Lucia has received Climate Financing from various sources and channels. The international community, in particular, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

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