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5Cs Leads South-South Cooperation in Pacific

Sprep PhotoExecutive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE, recently  led a team of experts from the Caribbean to the Pacific in a bid to strengthen existing South-South collaboration with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

The SPREP and the Centre signed a wide-ranging MOU in 2011 that paves the way for work to be done to make the two regions climate resilient.

“Like the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean islands are small in size, vulnerable to climate change and the lives of our people  are based on utilising natural resources,” said Dr Leslie.

Over the last five years the 5Cs executed over 16 climate change projects across the Caribbean at a cost of approximately US$45 million, much of which is of a similar nature to that which SPREP has been undertaking in the Pacific.

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