You are in the STAGING environment

News

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Belize: Social resilience in an age of climate change, disasters
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/68605

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

Belize: Social resilience in an age of climate change, disasters

Source(s):  St Kitts-Nevis Observer, the

By Senior Editor, St Kitts & Nevis Observer

Punta Gorda, Belize– Eleven communities in Southern Belize now have data on how climate change and disasters could impact their livelihood after a week-long workshop organised by the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDDRF).

[…]

“We recognise our vulnerability to natural… hazard events and the impacts of climate change. We also know that we can be proactive and take actions to build the resilience of our people and the ecosystems of Belize to the potential impacts,” said Sharon Young, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development at the start of the workshop held earlier in October.

[…]

The weeklong workshop saw participants heading out into the communities of Bella Vista, Bladen, Corazon, Santa Ana and San Benito Poite to collect baseline information and do reporting on climate change and disaster impacts on livelihoods for two days.

[…]

“Our vulnerability to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change clearly undermines our development, damage critical infrastructure and wreak havoc on the agriculture and tourism sectors and our communities,” said Young, while reminding participants that Tropical Storm Arthur in May 2008 caused extensive damage to critical infrastructure and the agriculture sector. Hurricane Earl also caused damages amounting to US$50 million in 2016.



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Publication date 27 Oct 2019

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use