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MoU: Cooperation on climate change vulnerability, adpatation and mitigation between Italy and the Caricom member States
Description/achievement of initiative

The MoU aims at creating a partnership between Italy and all Caricom member States and at the same time among Caricom member States themselves. With funding (6 million euros) provided by the Italian Government and technical assistance by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, projects for promoting sustainable energy and fighting climate change will be implemented nationally.

Implementation methodologies

Each Caricom State will submit a project to be carried out in its own country. After approval by the Joint Committee, the State will have full ownership over the implementation activities, with the optional technical assistance by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

When requested, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre will provide capacity building in the course of the implementing activities regarding the projects, namely as regards preparing and drafting the projects, implementing them and reporting on them.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

A Joint Committee will coordinate and oversee the implementation of the MoU and of the projects. The Joint Committee comprises all Permanent Representatives of Caricom countries in New York, the Permanent Representative of Italy in New York and a representative of Italy's Ministry of Environment.

Partner(s)

Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN ; Permanent Missions of Caricom member States to the UN ; Italy's Ministry of Environment, Land, Sea ; Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation ; Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (in Belize) ; local national Authorities in Caricom countries
Progress reports
Goal 7
Goal 13
Goal 14
2016-2017
As each Caricom country will draft and implement projects based on its own national priorities, deliverables will depend on each specific project
Financing (in USD)
6,800,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Thanks to an ad hoc funding from the Italian Government, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre will provide Caricom countries with the proper technical assistance for preparing, drafting and implementing projects, and eventually reporting on them.

Basic information
Time-frame: April 2016 - MoU is renewable
Partners
Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN ; Permanent Missions of Caricom member States to the UN ; Italy's Ministry of Environment, Land, Sea ; Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation ; Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (in Belize) ; local national Authorities in Caricom countries
Countries
Contact information
Paolo Mari, First Secretary, paolo.mari@esteri.it
United Nations