Dominicans Urged to be More Resilient to Climate Change
Ms. Agnes Esprit the Coordinator of GEF Small Grants Program of Dominica is of the view that Dominicans need to be more resilient towards the effects of climate change.
Ms. Esprit says they have been working on empowering local communities to access funding to implement community based projects, so that communities can be more resilient to the effects of climate change.
She made this statement following a Small Island Developing States Community Based Adaptation seminar where they focused on climate change.
During this seminar she said they focused on how to design projects, the types of projects that can be implemented and types of support available in combating climate change.
She said coming from this, they built partnerships and networking possibilities while shedding light on community ideas on sustainable land management projects.
Ms. Esprit pointed out that such seminars are vital it combating climate change and its effects, as they get to discuss ideas and plans with Regional partners, since this fight requires a unified approach.
If this is not done, the Caribbean will only be more vulnerable which is not what we need, especially as no one country can solve the problem on their own.
Ms. Esprit added that doing things differently includes properly managing waste, securing proper drainage, and managing proper water resources.