News Date: June 13 2016
ROSEAU, Dominica -- A United States government-funded climate change project in the Eastern Caribbean helped one community avoid major flooding during last year’s passage of Tropical Storm Erika and also provided Dominican farmers with access to climate-smart technology to increase food and energy security during times of scarcity.
United States ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Linda Taglialatela praised the $9.5 million Rallying the Region to Action Against Climate Change (RRACC) project implemented by the OECS Commission during a close-out ceremony for the Dominica segment of the project. The ceremony was held in the small community of Mero, one of the RRACC project sites.
Taglialatela told the gathering that the United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was pleased to have provided approximately $1.3 million in assistance to Dominica to improve its resilience to climate change, helping to safeguard the lives and livelihoods of its citizens.