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  • CCI ‘20 by 20’ Challenge

    Protecting and sustainably managing 20% of the Caribbean's marine and coastal ecosystems by 2020.

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  • CCI May 2013 Summit

    US $75 million in funding commitments made at the Summit of Caribbean Political And Business.

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  • Current Impacts

    The marine and coastal environment has suffered impacts from climate change as well as a dramatic decline in biodiversity and vitality.

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  • Sustainable Financing for Conservation

    A new sustainable finance architecture is being established to support the CCI.

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CCI Governments

9 Caribbean Governments have joined together to chart a new course for marine and coastal conservation

CCI Companies

15 companies have joined Caribbean Governments in the '20 by 20' marine conservation challenge

CCI Partners

Several organizations have partnered with Caribbean Governments to advance progress on the '20 by 20' goals

This page will provide an interactive database for use by CCI Governments and CCI Companies

This page will include details on country specific projects

The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) is a coalition of governments , companies and partners working together to accelerate action on the marine and coastal environment.

Founded in 2008 by a group of Caribbean governments eager to enhance the conservation of their marine and coastal resources, the CCI has since grown to include private sector membership and garner over US $75 million in funding commitments. CCI Governments and territories signed a CCI Leaders Declaration in May 2013 committing them to the protect and conserve 20 % of their marine and coastal resources by 2020. CCI companies committed to changing business practices and supporting the conservation actions of the CCI Leaders Declaration by endorsing the CCI Corporate Compact. 

At the CCI Summit of Business and Political Leaders held on, Necker Island in the BVI, the home of Sir Richard Branson on May 17 - 18, 2013, the second Phase of the CCI was launched. 

Since the Summit, the CCI Governments have put in place a permanent Secretariat, currently hosted by the Government of Grenada, to manage the operations of the CCI. A CCI Council and an Extended Secretariat (to include partner organizations providing direct assistance to the CCI Secretariat) is currently being developed to allow enhanced collaboration between CCI governments, companies and partner organizations to support the CCI's objectives. 

A strategic plan for Phase Two of the CCI was finalized in early 2014 and CCI governments are currently working to complete their CCI National and Territories Action Plans and a CCI Regional Action Plan by the end of 2014. 




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The CCI Secretariat is housed in the Ministry of Environment within the Government of Grenada. 

  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • phone: +1-473-420-1117
  • fax: +1 (473) 440-4191
  • address: Ministerial Complex, Botanical Gardens, St. George's, Grenada 

The Caribbean is Our Home!

Join Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Hon. Orlando Smith, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, and others in the Caribbean Challenge Initiative.

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CCI Secretariat, St. George’s Grenada


+1 473-440-2708




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