Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Ministry of Sustainable Development

The future of mangroves on Ambergris Caye; what are authorities doing?

The constant development of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye has recently seen the decimation of large areas of mangroves. Most of these cases take place on private properties, clearing the mangroves for development projects. The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) said they are starting to investigate some of these clearings as a permit is required before altering mangroves. These trees are considered highly important for coastal areas in Belize as they serve not only as a nursing ground for juvenile fish and fight climate change but also as a reliable natural buffer against natural disasters like hurricanes.

Ministry of Sustainable Development Launches Integrated Management of Production Landscapes Project

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management officially launched the project entitled Integrated Management of Production Landscapes to Deliver Multiple Global Environmental Benefits on June 26. The project is being implemented with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Ministry of the Blue Economy sets five-year strategic management plan

The Ministry of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation has introduced its five-year strategic management plan to achieve sustainable economic development for healthy marine environments and a strong economy derived from the wealth within the sea. The ministry counts with the support of an advisory body known as a ‘Cluster,’ providing high-level guidance and direction during the initial stages of establishing a framework and successfully executing a sustainable blue economy for the country.

PAHO/WHO donates 317,770 PPEs to the Kolbe Foundation Belize Central Prison, Children’s Homes, Residential Homes for the Elderly, Belize Defense Force, Coast Guard, and...

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), as part of the continuous support in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic donated 317,770 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Belize Red Cross, Kolbe Foundation Belize Central Prison, Children’s Homes, Residential Homes for the Elderly, Belize Defense Force, Coast Guard, and Ministry of Sustainable Development.

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management held a virtual inception workshop to develop a Low Emission Development Strategy for...

In order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the Government of Belize has commenced the updating of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). To complement this effort, Belize has also taken the opportunity to facilitate the formulation of a Low Emission Development Strategy and Action Plan (LEDS), for the period 2020-2050. In this regard, a LEDS is a country-led and country-specific planning document covering all economic sectors for promoting economic growth and sustainable development, while reducing the emissions of Greenhouse Gases.