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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a regional organization established in 1973 to promote economic integration and cooperation in the Caribbean. The Secretariat is located in Georgetown, Guyana. Since 1991 the Caribbean Community has enjoyed observer status at the United Nations General Assembly.

CARICOM consists of 20 countries, of which 15 are actual Member States (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Monserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago) and 5 Associated States (Eel, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands).

Most of the community is made up of small island states that - like all SIDS (Small Island Developing States) - are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In recent decades, the incidence of extreme weather phenomena has increased, such as droughts, floods, hurricanes and forest fires, which, together with rising sea levels, endanger the natural heritage and settlements in the area.

Since 2015, with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security has started to support the Caribbean Community in the process of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, with particular attention to the promotion of renewable energy sources, the reduction of risks caused by extreme weather events and the protection and conservation of coastal marine and territorial ecosystems. At the COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, the new Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Development was signed, expanding the scope of cooperation, referring to the three Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCCD and CBD) and the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The protocol responds to the new procedures for international cooperation introduced by the Convention, which aim to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation project phases in order to increase transparency, traceability and efficiency, effectiveness and ownership of the initiatives promoted.


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Cooperazione, Grenada aderisce a MoU Paesi CARICOM

Cooperation, Grenada adheres to the CARICOM Countries MoU

On July 5, 2023, Grenada has joined the new Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU), for the Cooperation in the field of

Sustainable Development between MASE and the Ministries competent for sustainable development of the countries of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM).

The signing took place in New York between the Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Ambassador

Maurizio Massari, and the UN Permanent Representative of Grenada, Ambassador Ché Ajamu Phillip.

Prima riunione CaricomCaribbean Cooperation, first meeting of the Joint Committee

In New York, the first meeting of the Joint Committee took place, in the context of the new Memorandum of Understanding between MASE and Caricom countries, signed at COP27.

NEW YORK (June 28, 2023) - The first meeting of the Joint Committee in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between MASE and the 9 countries of the Caribbean area, (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname), was held on June 28 at the Italian Representation at the United Nations in New York, who have signed it to date.


    Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Development (Sharm El Sheikh November 2022 – November 2027)

Counterpart: Competent ministries of CARICOM Countries

Signatory Countries

Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis (Sharm el-Sheikh, November 15, 2022)
Belize (Rome, December 16, 2022)
Dominica, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadine, Suriname and Haiti (New York, March 23, 2023)

Intervention Areas:

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy,
SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production,SDG13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts,
SDG 14 Life below water, SDG 15 Life on Land e SDG 17 Revitalising the global partnership for sustainable development.


- Memorandum of Understanding Italy - CARICOM (15 November 2022, EN


    Ongoing projects
 Carriacou Photo Voltaic powdered Salt Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalinization System
$ 1.250.000
   To Extend the Availability of Reliable and Safe Potable Water to the Rural Areas of Carriacou- Phase 2  $ 600.000

  St. Kitts e Nevis
 Piloting of a Public School Bus Transportation System for St. Kitts Using Renewable Energy

$ 564.000

  St. Lucia
 Solar Carport and Electric Vehicle

 $ 486.675

  St. Vincent e Granadine
 Extending water availability to the rural areas of  Carriacou using Salt Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalinization powered by a Photo Voltaic (PV)   Renewable Energy System

$ 1. 750.000


    Completed projects
  Antigua e Barbuda
 Electric School Bus Pilot
 Grid-Interactive Solar PV Systems for Schools and Clinics in Antigua  

Identification and Implementation of the NDCs – Retrofitting of the Anatol Rodgers High School 


 Reducing the Carbon Footprint of San Ignacio and Five Surrounding Villages in the Cayo District

 Installation of a 75 KW grid-tied with battery backup Solar PV System at the DOWASCO Sewer Treatment Plant
 Transition to national energy security: Bartica as a model Green Town – Phase I


    Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Community Center on Climate Change (5C)

Energia rinnovabile, Mitigazione, Adattamento al Cambiamento Climatico


    Ongoing projects

 St. Lucia
 Implementation of a geo-information early warning system in Saint Lucia 

 Completing the operationalization of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Airborne LIDAR System 




   19/09/2023    CLIMATE: MASE finances new emergency management center on the caribbean island of Saint Lucia
   05/07/2023    Cooperation, Grenada adheres to the CARICOM Countries MoU
   27/06/2023    Caribbean Cooperation, first meeting of the Joint Committee

   23/03/2023    5 other CARICOM States sign the Memorandum of Understanding at the New York Water Conference
   16/12/2022    Belize signs the new Memorandum of Understanding
   15/11/2022    COP27 new Memorandum of Understanding signed


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