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National Climate Change Policy for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique (2017-2021)

The policy aims to achieve an empowered Grenadian population capable of managing the risks from climate change with emphasis on pursuing a low carbon development pathway and building resilience at the individual, community and national levels.

Highlights

Right to access information (Vision)

Within its vision, the policy seeks that citizens, communities and consumers have knowledge about potential climate vulnerabilities/risks and the impact of GHG emissions and have access to data and information on climate impacts; companies have knowledge about potential climate vulnerabilities/risks and the impact of GHG emissions; research institutes collect relevant data, disseminate knowledge and develop learning capacities on climate vulnerabilities, risks, impacts and adaptation/mitigation responses; and civil society groups and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have knowledge about potential climate vulnerabilities/risks and the impact of GHG emissions; have access to data and information on climate impacts; are willing and able to take action to adapt to/mitigate climate change in support of citizens, communities and the environment.

Active transparency (Objectives, strategies and outcomes)

One of its objectives is to strengthen institutional arrangements for the collection, storage, analysis, sharing and use of climate, GHG emission and pollutant/chemical data and information to inform evidence-based decision making. Some of its strategies include to strengthen data collection and analysis; build capacity of the Grenada Meteorological Service such that it can provide all sectors and types of organization with climate data and information that will help them to build resilience to a changing climate; establish and maintain a centralised GHG emissions data and information management system at the Energy Division. Among the outcomes, are that the National Hydrological and Meteorological Service is established and operationalised to collect climate-related data from multiple sources by 2021 and the Energy Division has established and maintains a centralised GHG emissions data and information management system.

Right to participate (Principles and Strategies)

One of its principles is national ownership and engagement whereby citizens, community-based organisations (CBOs), civil society groups, NGOs, private sector, research institutes and Government will be involved in defining priorities, delivering climate resilience, low carbon development and evaluating progress. Raising awareness within communities, NGOs and companies about climate change issues and seeking the participation of all levels of Grenadian society is included within the strategies.

Participation in activities and projects (Vision)

One of its aims is that citizens, communities and consumers be willing and able to participate in activities to adapt to/mitigate climate change.

Participation in plans, programmes and policies (Outcomes) / Gender

The policy intends to achieve as an outcome that the National Climate Change Committee meet on a regular basis and is functioning at the national level involving the private sector, CBOs and NGOs (with specific attention given to youth and gender groups).

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Date

01/11/2017

Type

Government policies, plans, strategies and programmes