Roseau, the capital of Dominica. Photo by Frederick Francis

Dominica is among Caribbean countries that will apply for a $10.6-million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to carry out activities aimed at addressing the impact of climate change.

The announcement was made by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Friday.

Caribbean Journal reports that at a recent meeting of the CIF’s subcommittee for the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), members endorsed a strategic investment programme for the region that will fund activities in four areas, including improving geospatial data and management for adaptation planning, consolidating and expanding the regional climate monitoring network, downscaling and expanding climate projection models and applied adaptation initiatives.

The PPCR is a collaborative effort between Dominica, Haiti, Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Each island has a national programme and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre serving as a focal point for the regional track of activities.

The Climate Investment Funds include the Clean Technology Fund and the Strategic Climate Fund, which are financed with contributions from IDB donor countries, according to Caribbean Journal.