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Dec 15, 2022

Climate Data and Information Gap Assessment Consultation Underway

The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Green Climate Fund, hosted consultations for its Climate Data and Information Gap Assessment and Action Plan Validation earlier today. This project is for the coastal zone and fisheries sector of Belize.   The consultation is the second and final round of the G.C.F.’s Enhancing adaptation planning and increasing climate resilience project. The representatives consulted are actively involved in data collection and policy and planning. Those consulted are also knowledgeable of their organization’s role in Belize’s Nationally Determined Contributions commitments. We attended the session in Belize City this morning where we spoke with Brittany Meighan- Rancharan, the Lead Consultant.


Brittany Meighan-Rancharan

Brittany Meighan-Rancharan, Lead Consultant

“Over the past few months we have been meeting with different stakeholders within the government as well as academia and private sector in the coastal and fisheries sector taking a look at the different climate data they collect that is necessary to implement Belize’s biggest climate change policy, which is Belize’s Nationally Determined Contributions. So, in order for Belize to meet its climate change targets, its international obligations, and what it sets out to the world that we must achieve, we need this data to achieve these goals. So, we are taking a look particularly at one of our most vulnerable sectors, the coastal and fisheries sectors, mapping the data gaps and what we are taking a look at today is validating the data gaps in these sectors and also proposing actions and recommendations for filling these gaps and how inter-ministerial we can work together to plan to meet some of the data management challenges.”

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