In 2017, and after 13 years, the RedLAC 19th Assembly is taking place again in the insular Caribbean. For the first time, it will be co-hosted by three members: the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), Fondo MARENA and Fundación Sur Futuro. This year’s Assembly will focus on the Blue Economy as a key theme, will also showcase solutions and discuss challenges that affect all types of ecosystems and financial needs.
Conservation leaders meet to roll out funding and commitments towards sustainability in the Caribbean
The members of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) gathered for the 2nd CCI-CBF Week, which included the CCI 1st Participants’ Assembly and the 5th Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) Annual Meeting. The meeting was a key stepping stone towards the 2nd CCI Summit planned for late 2018, reviewing progress towards objectives and goals and identifying the next steps for conservation for the region.
Working in the Caribbean means working with hurricanes. When we launched our first newsletter in June, the Hurricane season had just started. In the short time since then, the CBF and our friends and partners have been pummeled by 2 major storms. Hurricanes Irma and Maria came to visit the northeast Caribbean within 2 weeks of each other. They were not welcomed guests. For the CCI and CBF, it is a stark reminder that achieving our goals has many challenges in this region.
December 12th, 2016: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Today the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) and El Fondo Nacional para el Medio Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (Fondo MARENA) signed a ground-breaking Partnership Agreement, which will trigger new annual flows of funding to support environmental conservation projects in the Dominican Republic.
November 17th, 2016
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety announced today its commitment of 25 million Euros to establish the Caribbean Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility to be implemented in partnership between the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF).
The World Bank/GEF Contributes US$7.2 Million to Capitalize the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund See it in the news!
The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund will be receiving a $7.2 million contribution from the Global Environmental Facility through the World Bank.