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Friday 20 October 2017
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US$25.6 million for climate change

PLANNING Minister Camille Robinson-Regis said Cabinet has approved TT's participation in a Caricom Climate Change Centre Climate Change Adaptation Programme. Robinson-Regis made this announcement via a statement issued by her ministry yesterday. The programme is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development to the amount of US $25.6 million, and will be implemented by the Caricom Climate Change Centre.

As part of the programme, TT will have to undertake activities such as the establishment of centralised institutions for the location of environmental and climate elated data and information for easy access and management. The ministry said this will be beneficial to TT since climate change and placing the environment at the centre of social and economic development are key themes of the National Development Strategy, Vision 2030.

This project will have overall benefits to fisher folk, the agricultural sector, disaster mitigation and it will be a key factor in all-inclusive national development.

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