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By Ann Gordon Deputy Chief Meteorologist UNFCCC Focal Point National Meteorological Service 4 Nov 2010. National Climate Change Committee. National Meteorological Service- technical advice on climate change Representative of NMS chief technical negotiator on climate change

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By

Ann Gordon

Deputy Chief Meteorologist

UNFCCC Focal Point

National Meteorological Service

4 Nov 2010

National Climate Change Committee

national activities in climate change

National Meteorological Service- technical advice on climate change

  • Representative of NMS chief technical negotiator on climate change
  • Belize participates:
    • Negotiating sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee
    • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    • Conferences of Parties of the UNFCCC
    • Sessions of the Subsidiary bodies
    • Regional meetings
National Activities in climate change
national activities on climate change

AOSIS- negotiating position coordination

CCAD- Central American Commission on Environment and Development

NATIONAL ACTIVITIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE
national activities on climate change1

In 1994- Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments in Agriculture, the Coastal Zone and Water Resources under the US Country Studies Program

  • In 1995- hosted the pilot phase of Activities Implemented Jointly, the Rio Bravo Carbon Sequestration Project
  • In 1997- hosted a regional Conference on “Climate and Health in the Intra-American Region
National ACTIVITIES ON climate change
national activities on climate change2

1997- Caribbean Planning Adapting to Climate Change

  • Later the Adapting to Climate Change in the Caribbean
  • 1998- Enabling Activity to assist Belize in preparing for its First National Communication
  • 2000- First National Communication
  • 2005- Belize Climate Change Survey: Understanding People’s Attitude and Behaviour (MACC)
National activities on climate change
national activities on climate

In 2007 & 2008- MACC study in the water sector

  • 2006-2010 Second National Communication
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventories
  • Mitigation
  • Research and Systematic Observation
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation studies
    • Coastal Zone
    • Tourism
    • Health
    • Agriculture
    • Fisheries and Aquaculture
    • Water
national activities on climate
belize national climate change committee

Purpose

Advisory Role

Implementation of policies and strategies

Belize National Climate Change Committee
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INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Chief Executive Officer, MNRE

Secretariat

National Climate Change Committee

Vulnerability/ Adaptation Sub-Committee

Mitigation Sub-Committee

Public Education and Awareness Sub-Committee

composition of the bnccc

Membership:

  • National Government
    • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Chair)
    • Ministry of Finance (Vice Chair)
    • Ministry of Economic Development (Vice Chair)
    • Office of Prime Minister (Vice Chair)
Composition of the BNCCC
composition of the bnccc1

Membership:

  • Policy Unit
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Fisheries Department
  • Forest Department
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Health
  • Belize Chamber of Commerce
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Programme for Belize
Composition of the BNCCC
composition of the bnccc2

Membership:

  • Belize Natural Energy
  • Belize Red Cross
  • University of Belize- ERI
  • United Nations Development Program- Observer
  • Caribbean Research and Development Institute- Observer
  • Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre- Observer
  • Council of Science Advisor- Observer
Composition of the BNCCC
way forward

Approval of membership by Cabinet

Development of TOR for working groups

Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan

Implementation and Action Plan for Regional Strategy

Create a body dedicated to climate change issues

Way forward
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