A number of international funding institutions are on island assessing several components of Grenada’s Climate Smart city project.
Some of the missions include members of the NYU Climate Smart City, United Nations Environment Program and the IMF Climate Change Policy Assessment team.
Grenada is expected to establish the first ever climate smart city within the region.
Minister for Climate Resilience and the Environment, Simon Stiell explained the project is still at its pre-feasibility stage to gather data, which will then inform the 9 projects that have been identified.
The rural parishes will be involved in this project as well.
This is the team’s 4th mission to Grenada and a number of observations have been made and solutions have already been put in place to address the issue of flooding, specifically on the Carenage.
Minister Stiell says government’s biggest challenge at this time is funding for the project and as a result have seen a need to work closely with institutions like the Green Climate Fund.