Thursday, April 28, 2011

AFB to host regional climate change workshop

LATIN America and the Caribbean's ability to adapt to the devastating impacts of climate change is expected to improve with the hosting of a major capacity-building workshop in the region this year. 

The workshop, one of three or four being hosted by the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB), is to help enhance the ability of national implementing entities in the region to write strong proposals and carry out activities geared at reducing climate change impacts. This was disclosed by the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean representative on the AFB, Jeffrey Spooner, who last month attended the 13th meeting of the board in Bonn, Germany.

"The workshop in Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the first of the series of regional workshops that are to be held. The decision to host the workshops came out of the climate change meeting in CancĂșn , Mexico in December 2010," he said.
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