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Environment Division meet with Dr. Humberto Gomez-Paniagua - IICA Rep for the Region

Dr. Helena Jeffrey Brown and Ms. Ruleta Camacho, both of the Environment Division (ED), met with Dr. Humberto Gomez-Paniagua of IICA in a joint meeting with Mr. Maxime (Director of Agriculture) on Friday 28th November 2014. IICA is (state the information here. Who are they and what is their mandate)

 

At the meeting several issues were discussed, particularly areas that the ED is presently working on. These areas included building resilience to Climate Change, establishment of the Sustainable Island Resource Financing Mechanism – SIRF Fund – funded through the sale of renewable energy, watershed protection, and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) reduction.

 

Additionally, a goal was set for the next 5 to 20 years to properly manage these significant issues. One such way is through establishing resilient ecosystems to manage climate change issues such as prolonged droughts, hurricane season, and sudden rainfall.


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