Dominica has so far secured over US$40-million dollars from the World Bank for a climate resilience project.
That disclosure has come from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment Samuel Carrette.
He said the funds will be used to undertake several activities.
“We had the world bank here last week to finalize a project called the PTCR or Pilot Project for Climate Resilience. Through that project so far, we have secured in excess of 40 Million US Dollars to undertake activities in agriculture, infrastructure and other social development,” he said.
Carette was addressing the start of a two day CARICOM support for environment statistics meeting which got underway at the fisheries division today.
The meeting is geared at strengthening the islands capacity to develop and monitor its multi-lateral agreement.
Project Coordinator of the Project for Capacity Building in the Caribbean, Dr Teress Yard, said it is extremely important for Dominica to embark upon such a project.
“Dominica is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean. It is a pace-setter in the Caribbean terms of greening and organic agriculture. Dominica has achieved a number of successes that are recognized throughout the Caribbean,” she said.
Dr Yard says Dominica has also set some ambitious goals in terms of sustainable development, natural resources and management.
“Dominica is a leader in the Caribbean and if the country wants to be able to know that their standards remain high, they need to have the data to back up their claims,” she explained.