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  • The Government will be using the Climate Investment Fund’s (CIF) Partnership Forum to highlight what has been achieved through the CIF.
  • Over 500 participants, including policy makers, entrepreneurs, financiers, social advocates, and researchers are attending the two-day international Forum from June 23 to June 24, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
  • The forum is being co-hosted by CIF’s Administrative Unit and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This is the fifth staging of the event.

The Government will be using the Climate Investment Fund’s (CIF) Partnership Forum, which begins on Monday, June 23, in Montego Bay, to highlight what has been achieved through the CIF, within the  context of the country’s climate change strategy and objectives.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, in a pre-Forum statement, said that as a Small Island Developing State that is extremely vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change, Jamaica is pleased to host the Forum.

“The forum is an opportunity for the building of partnerships to generate investment and foster strong, programmatic action on climate change,” he said.

Over 500 participants, including policy makers, entrepreneurs, financiers, social advocates, and researchers are attending the two-day international Forum from June 23 to June 24, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

The forum is being co-hosted by CIF’s Administrative Unit and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This is the fifth staging of the event.

“We are delighted to welcome so many climate practitioners and thought-leaders to the Partnership Forum.  I look forward to an enriching and inspiring two days,” the CIF’s Programme Manager, Patricia Bliss-Guest, said.

Some 48 pilot countries and 14 contributing countries from CIF will participate in the discussions. The Partnership Forum takes place every two years and provides governments, stakeholders and others with the opportunity to learn, share and network.

Meanwhile, the curtain came down on the precursory Second Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Sunday, June 22.

Representatives from international funding agencies, the Climate Investment Fund (CIF), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development  Bank IDB), as well as African, Latin American, North American and Caribbean Government Finance Officials were in attendance over the two days at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

The closing session saw delegates focusing on attracting private sector funding for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience projects.