Professionals address climate change in urban areas

A group of professional associations have partnered with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) to agree on and present solutions for building urban resilience to climate change. The Belize Association of Planners (BAP); the Association of Professional Engineers of Belize (APEB); and the Association of Professional Architects of Belize (APAB), in partnership with the 5Cs began a two-day forum on this topic this morning at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City. The BAP’s president, Carolyn Trench-Sandiford, says it is time to “change the narrative” on climate change to focus on urbanization and attendant issues:  One of the key urban areas affected by climate change is of course Belize City, whose Mayor, Darrell Bradley, welcomes the idea of the forum: The Honorable Doctor Omar Figueroa, Minister with responsibility for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change delivered the Opening Remarks. We asked him what he expects from the forum and how Government can help:  Figueroa says there is a special need for continuous and continued planning and zoning in urban areas Sharon Lindo of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center delivered remarks on behalf of the Executive Director of the 5C’s, Dr. Kenrick Leslie. The forum continues on Thursday.vlcsnap-2016-03-03-10h54m50s622 vlcsnap-2016-03-03-10h54m43s238 vlcsnap-2016-03-03-10h54m35s240

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