J-CCCP Officially Kick Starts in Grenada with 7 Pilot Projects and the 'Beat the Clock' Campaign

Dec 6, 2017

The United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) today launched the project at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort. Simultaneously, a communications campaign entitled ‘Beat the Clock’ and seven approved pilot projects have been launched.

In collaboration with ministries, government organizations and schools, seven pilot projects have been approved and will be implemented, within the focal areas of water resources management, sustainable agriculture and community based climate smart resilient infrastructure with the aim of decreasing the impacts of climate change.

UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative, Chisa Mikami asserted that there was an urgent need for climate change action across the region especially given our susceptibility, exacerbated by landscape and infrastructure and is proud of the work being done in Grenada to mitigate the effects of climate change. “UNDP is pleased to support Grenada’s efforts at climate change adaptation and climate change public awareness toward behaviour change,” stated Mikami.

The communications campaign entitled ‘Beat the Clock’, which was developed based on the results of a climate change knowledge, attitudes and practices survey, speaks directly to the time-sensitive nature of climate change, and aims to create a greater sense of urgency among Grenadians, as it relates to the global phenomenon. The campaign seeks to enhance climate change knowledge and encourage urgent action.

 “We have paired the visual campaign with outreach as a means of targeting varied sections of the Grenadian society,” Yoko Ebisawa, J-CCCP Project Manager added. “It is key that Grenadians build on existing knowledge as it relates to the impacts of climate change and how they can adapt to its impacts. Highlighting what has been and is currently being done to decrease the impact in Grenada is a step towards achieving that.”

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