New Coalition Supports Caribbean Efforts to Become First Climate-smart Zone | News | SDG Knowledge Hub

9 August 2018: The Caribbean is one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming the world’s first “climate-smart zone” with the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, a coalition comprised of 26 countries and more than 40 private and public sector partners, which aims to “implement transformative climate action.”

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson and World Bank Vice President Jorge Familiar launched the Accelerator on 9 August 2018 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Over the next five years, the Accelerator will: implement climate solutions for resilience, renewable energy, sustainable urban development, oceans and transportation; create jobs; support the…

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