Belmopan. February 11, 2019. In an effort to improve Belize’s technical capacity and preparedness in Climate Change, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, through the “Fourth National Communication and First Biennial Update Report Project” being implemented by the National Climate Change Office (NCCO), is carrying out a national training entitled “Coastal Zone, Sea Level Rise, and Related Processes”. The training will take place from February 11th to 14th, 2019 at the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute’s Conference Room in Belize City.
The purpose of the workshop is to build the capacity of national technical experts on how to use statistical data, measurements and modelling methods to assess sea level variations and sea level rise influence on coastal ecosystems. Additionally, the training will help to build Belize’s local capacity to carry out vulnerability and capacity assessments by integrating vulnerabilities into adaptation actions and is part of a series of training workshops that have been delivered in Belize with the goal of building Belize’s resilience to climate change.
The training was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Cuban Third National Communication Project, the Meteorological Institute of Cuba (INSMET), the Cuban Institute of Marine Sciences and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and is being facilitated by Dr. Marcelino Hernández Gonzalez from Cuba.