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  • ABOUT CCI

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

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    ST. LUCIAN HOTELIER, KAROLIN TROUBETZKOY, HAS JOINED THE CARRIBBEAN'S EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS OF MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCE DEGRADATION WITH HER APPOINTMENT AS ENVOY OF THE CCI.

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CCI Governments

A number of 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 private sector organizations have partnered with Caribbean Governments to advance progress on the '20 by 20' goals

Sustainable Caribbean Finance Architecture

A new sustainable finance architecture is being established to support CCI composed of a set of trust funds.

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF)

The CBF was legally established as a UK-based charity in 2012. It promotes for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection, management and expansion of national protected area systems and other areas of environmental significance of participating geographies.

CBF Funding

US $42M of initial financial commitments has been made to capitalize the CBF endowment. Donors to date include the Government of Germany (BMZ/KfW) (US $26M), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (US $7.95M), and The Nature Conservancy (US $8M).

National Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs)

The CBF will channel funding each year to the NCTFs established in the participating countries. The amount of annual CBF funding available for disbursement to the participating NCTFs will be approximately 4.5% percent of the monthly value of the portion of the CBF endowment earmarked for each trust fund (averaged over the previous three (3) years). This formula is designed to help smooth out the fluctuation of investment returns. The transfer of funds will be governed by the terms and conditions set out in Vertical Agreements between the CBF and individual NCTFs.

CBF and the Caribbean Challenge Initiative

CCI Governments can benefit from the CBF, and its associated NCTFs.

Participating Countries

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Contact Information for the CBF Secretariat

  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • CEO: Mr. Yabanex Batista
  • phone: +1 916 346 6260

For more information on the CBF, refer to the CBF Fact Page.

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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secretariat@caribbeanchallengeinitiative.org

 

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