Belize’s National Designated Authority (NDA) to the GCF is CEO Ms. Yvonne Hyde at the MEDP. The MEDP was assigned the NDA role by the Government of Belize, through a Cabinet decision, in June 2015.
The NDA is the focal point that links organizations in Belize with the GCF. The role of the NDA is to:
- coordinate climate change programming and financing across Belize;
- recommend to the GCF project proposals for funding through a “no-objection procedure”;
- ensures that projects are aligned with Belize’s development priorities;
- recommends organizations to be formally accredited to the GCF.
The goal of the NDA is to facilitate Belizean organizations to access support from the GCF.
The Green Climate Fund:
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in 2010. Its goal is to help developing countries respond to climate change by investing in low-emission, climate resilient development. The GCF contributes to delivering a global objective of providing US$100 billion in climate finance per year by 2020 from public and private sources.
The GCF finances low-emission (mitigation) and climate resilient (adaptation) programmes and projects from the public or private sectors. The projects must contribute to the climate change priorities of the countries. To achieve this goal, the GCF has identified eight strategic impact areas where investments will be focussed.
H.E. CEO Amb. Yvonne Hyde
Mr. Leroy Martinez