First regional investment forum on meeting Paris climate targets to be held in St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The first forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiatives (NDC FI) will be held on October 11 and 12 in Saint Lucia.

Under the Paris Climate Agreement adopted at COP21, countries all agreed to contribute to the global climate effort. Their respective commitments were expressed in nationally determined contributions (NDCs). These NDCs contain emissions reductions and adaptation goals and targets. Many Caribbean NDCs focus on areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, water, climate-smart agriculture and critical infrastructure.

Implementation of Caribbean NDCs will require significant investment. While Caribbean governments have taken meaningful steps towards fulfilling their NDC targets,…

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