Caribbean Hub sub-component - Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries - CLME+ HUB

MEAS II    Caribbean Hub sub-component - Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries

Brief Description:
This Project forms the Caribbean Hub sub-component of the European Commission funded Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The overall objective of the Project is to strengthen and enhance the endogenous capacity of Caribbean ACP countries to effectively implement and comply with MEAs and related commitments thereby resulting in sound management of the environment and natural resources. This will facilitate Caribbean countries to address development challenges associated with the adverse effects of climate change, loss of biodiversity, drought, land degradation, waste management and other threats to the environment. The Project will focus on building and strengthening capacities for compliance with, and implementation and enforcement of MEAs. Training and knowledge in multilateral environmental negotiation and diplomacy will be provided to facilitate effective participation at international environmental negotiations. In addition to the lack of negotiating skills, a further constraint is the lack of relevant information available to delegates prior to meetings on issues to be negotiated. A mechanism of briefing Caribbean negotiators before major environmental negotiations will therefore be established. Moreover, the CARICOM Secretariat as the regional hub for the Caribbean will play a crucial role in building a regional consensus on negotiation positions on MEA negotiations.

Este proyecto forma el subcomponente Caribbean Hub del desarrollo de capacidades financiado por la Comisi贸n Europea relacionado con los acuerdos ambientales multilaterales (MEA) en los pa铆ses de 脕frica, el Caribe y el Pac铆fico (ACP). El objetivo general es fortalecer y mejorar la capacidad de los pa铆ses ACP del Caribe para implementar y cumplir de manera efectiva los MEA y los compromisos relacionados, lo que resultar谩 en una gesti贸n s贸lida del medio ambiente y los recursos naturales. Esto facilitar谩 que los pa铆ses del Caribe aborden los desaf铆os de desarrollo asociados con los efectos adversos del cambio clim谩tico, la p茅rdida de biodiversidad, la sequ铆a, la degradaci贸n de la tierra, la gesti贸n de desechos y otras amenazas al medio ambiente. El proyecto se centrar谩 en la creaci贸n y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades para el cumplimiento, la implementaci贸n y el cumplimiento de los MEA. Se proporcionar谩 capacitaci贸n y conocimientos en negociaci贸n ambiental multilateral y diplomacia para facilitar la participaci贸n efectiva en las negociaciones ambientales internacionales. Adem谩s de la falta de habilidades de negociaci贸n, una limitaci贸n adicional es la falta de informaci贸n relevante disponible para los delegados antes de las reuniones sobre los temas que se negociar谩n. Por lo tanto, se establecer谩 un mecanismo para informar a los negociadores caribe帽os antes de las principales negociaciones ambientales. Adem谩s, la Secretar铆a de CARICOM, como centro regional para el Caribe, desempe帽ar谩 un papel crucial en la construcci贸n de un consenso regional sobre las posiciones de negociaci贸n sobre las negociaciones de los MEA.
Lead Organization : UNEP-CEP
Donor: EU
Project ID: 2009-CPL-2262-2661-3771
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 28/10/2020

Start Date: 2009-03-01
End Date: 2013-02-28
Official Project Document: MEAS-2-Caricom-project_document-2.pdf
Project Profile Manager: Christopher Corbin
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Grant (USD): $1,410,407.00
Total co-financing (USD): $153,272.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Antigua and Barbuda  Bahamas  Barbados  Belize  Cuba  Dominica  Dominican Republic  Grenada  Guyana  Haiti  Jamaica  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Saint Lucia  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Suriname  Trinidad and Tobago
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