200,000 benefit from regional climate action project

The UN Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) has  closed with a presentation of its results and highlights of exceeding project targets in key areas. 

J-CCCP, launched in 2016, partnered with governments, civil society organisations, regional agencies and communities across eight Caribbean countries to achieve these results, with generous funding from the Government of Japan.

J-CCCP implemented more than thirty-five community-based projects focusing on water resources management, climate-smart agriculture, climate-resilient infrastructure and renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

These projects facilitated the realisation of over 115,000 persons having improved access to water and renewable energy as well as infrastructure built resiliently and more than 40 hectares of farmland now with adaptive and improved grazing techniques.

One of J-CCCP’s key results was in the area of partnership development and behavioural impact. Across forty-four communities, more than 96,000 persons have been reached via targeted communication campaigns on climate change.

J-CCCP was a regional initiative working in eight Caribbean countries – Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Republic of Suriname –  to reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports, setting the region on a low-emission development path.