Belize receives grant to Make its Energy Sector More Climate Resilient

Belize received a US$8 million grant from the Global Environment Facility approved by the World Bank Board of Directors in order to strengthen the climate resilience of its energy sector as a result of a US$8 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved today by the World Bank Board of Directors.  Belize recently experienced the effects of a category one hurricane and has claimed substantial damages. The grant is in order to  support the Belizean government’s continued efforts to make energy and power systems better prepared and more resilient to storms, hurricanes and natural hazards through  the Energy Resilience for Climate Adaptation Project in Belize.  This four year project is financed by a US$8 million grant from the Global Environment Facility’s Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and US$3.9 million counterpart financing from the Government of Belize and the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) company.

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