CARDI participates in a data collection drive to inform development of climate change strategies for the Agriculture Sector in Belize

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration (MAFFESDI) on a data collection exercise towards the preparation of Belize’s “Fourth National Communication and First Biennial Update Report.”

 

CARDI partners with the MAFFESDI on a data collection exercise

to better understand the sector’s contribution to greenhouse gases

 

 

Commencing in 2019 CARDI will assist the MAFFESDI in guiding the data collection process during the Green House Gas Inventory (GHGI) reporting period for 2007 and 2017. In addition, both partners will conduct a GHGI of emissions and sinks within the Agriculture Sector utilising the IPCC 2006 Guidelines for 2018-2020.

 

Over the two year project which is being implemented by the National Climate Change Office (NCCO), CARDI and the MAFESDI will also participate in capacity building activities, national consultations and coordinate the preparation of annual reports for submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).

 

This data collection drive will help to better understand the sector’s contribution to greenhouse gases and inform the development of appropriate measures to mitigate and adapt against climate change in Belize. The achievement of these activities are in keeping with Belize’s commitment as a party state to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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