Climate Change Project Launched In Carriacou

PR – A major climate change project was recently launched in Carriacou. The Lauriston Rehabilitation and Restoration Project, which is being implemented through funding from the Green Climate Fund, will see the removal of a wrecked boat and construction of protective barriers, among other things.

The project will impact areas subjected to the loss of coconut palms and sea grape trees caused by the rapid rate of erosion over the last two and a half decades.

Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, Hon. Tevin Andrews, said any support received to protect the environment is always appreciated.

Hon. Andrews noted that his Ministry will be looking for more public partnership for projects of such nature. He also called on the Grenada Ports Authority to play an important role in wreckage removal.

The overall goal of the project is to increase the resilience of the coastal area along the Lauriston main road to Lauriston Point; and to reduce and reverse the ongoing impacts of climate change on the sensitive coastal area.

A key component of the project is also the restoration of the mangrove, which will be undertaken by the Grenada Fund for Conservation and local NGO Kipanji.

Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment and Renewable Energy, Kerryne James, in commending the team who put the project together, said it will aid in the preservation of the environment for future generations.

Also attending the project launch were Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, Javan Williams, and Project Officer Isaac Bhagwhan.