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Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation

MBECA Signs Co-Management Agreements with TIDE and SEA

On October 6, the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA), under the newly developed Co-management Framework for Marine Protected Areas, signed co-management...

The United Kingdom’s Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) supported the Government of Belize (GOB) in “Achieving...

The UK’s OCPP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) and the Belize Fisheries Department (BFiD), hosted the IUCN in Belize for a transformative five-day workshop focused on Green Listing of marine protected areas (MPAs) as part of Belize’s marine conservation ambitions.

Coastal Zone and Fisheries Sector NAP Validation Consultation

The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, and Belize’s National Designated Authority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), hosted a Validation Consultation for a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for the Coastal Zone and Fisheries Sector of Belize 2024-2034, in Belize City.

Belize Signs Technical Cooperation MOU with Singapore’s Civil Aviation Authority

Kennedy Carrillo, CEO in the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, and Nigel Carter, Director of Civil Aviation, participated in a one-week Aviation Leaders Programme in Public Policy course at the Singapore Aviation Academy from July 31 to August 4, 2023. The course is sponsored by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Oil rig spotted in Belizean waters raises concerns; Government says it’s was here to replenish stores

The sight of an oil rig near Ambergris Caye on Thursday, June 1st was cause for much concern across the island and the country. To dispel any rumors, the Belize Port Authority (BPA) quickly issued a release explaining that the rig, identified as the Semi-submersible drilling unit MV ‘Frida 1’, is in Belize to replenish stores and is not authorized to conduct any other activity while in Belizean waters. On December 29, 2017, the Government of Belize passed a law banning oil exploration in its territorial waters; however, Belizeans remain vigilant and strongly oppose this idea as it could jeopardize industries like tourism and fisheries.

Project Pipeline and Concept Note Development for the Coastal Zone and Fisheries Sector

The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize and Belize’s National Designated Authority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is hosting a two-day workshop to develop a roadmap for the coastal zone and fisheries sector.

GOB Holds Consultations for Disclosure of Proposed Blue Economy Project

The Government of Belize, through Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) and the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, and Investment is in the process of finalizing a loan operation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to fund a five-year project entitled “Promoting Sustainable Growth in the Blue Economy” (BL-L1042).

National Meteorological Service and Collaborating Partners Attend Climate Database Management System Training

Starting April 18, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Belize’s National Designated Authority (NDA) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) conducted a three-day workshop geared towards improving coastal management.