Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project
This project is designed to strengthen the capacity of the participating countries to invest in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies, as prioritised in their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). These technologies will help reduce the dependence on fossil fuel imports, setting the region on a low-emission development path; as well as improve the region’s ability to respond to climate risks and opportunities in the long-run, through resilient development approaches that go beyond disaster response to extreme events. The partnership will help the integration of climate risks and opportunities into economic planning and budgeting across key sectors, e.g. water, energy, agroforestry, urban development, transport (upstream level), which result in concrete adaptation and mitigation technology investments, e.g. solar PV for irrigation and electricity generation, Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) based early warning systems, solar water heaters, energy efficient lighting (downstream level). It will provide a regional platform for the promotion of low-emission and climate-resilient technologies for the Caribbean, considering the multi-sector coordination challenges amongst climate change and other stakeholders in the region. It will also bring regional scale to attract and catalyse additional/incremental technology investments, by removing the barriers preventing investment into these applications: financial (upfront cost of adaptation/mitigation technologies), information (limited awareness of their long-term benefits) and capacity (policy/technical, institutional and individual constraints to embrace these technologies).
Donor: the Government of Japan
Grant amount: JPY 4,526,000,000 (USD equivalent 15,000,000)
Duration: May 2015 to December 2018
Target countries: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname
Executed/Implemented by: UNDP
To support participating countries in advancing the process of inclusive low-emission risk-resilient development by improving energy security and integrating medium to long-term planning for adaptation to climate change within, or aligned with, improved development planning and budgeting processes.
1. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to promote alternative low-emission and climate-resilient technologies
2. Adoption and implementation of mitigation and adaptation technologies
3. Strengthened knowledge networks through shared South-South and North-South experiences.