The Commonwealth has signed a new agreement with NDC Partnership to support Zambia and Belize with their climate action plans.
The grant will enable the Commonwealth to place climate finance advisers in the governments of Zambia and Belize who will operate as part of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.
During the course of 2020, the advisers will support countries to develop a climate finance road map and a plan to enhance their climate action.
The $142,546 grant received is part of the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) offered by the NDC Partnership and has two main objectives.
Firstly, to support countries to increase the ambition of their climate pledges under the Paris Agreement process, and secondly, to fast track the implementation of theses pledges by providing in-country technical expertise and capacity building.
The Commonwealth’s climate finance work is delivered through the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, which has supported countries to access over $30 million of climate finance to date.