• Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • Update on the Climate Change Program
  • CBF seeks External Auditor

    The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) seeks the services of an external auditor for a period of three (3) years.

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  • Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) and Guyana’s Protected Areas Trust (PAT) sign Partnership Agreement

    Georgetown, Guyana (May 3, 2022) – The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) and Guyana Protected Areas Trust (PAT) on May 3, 2022, signed a Partnership Agreement

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  • AFD/FFEM and CBF making big moves to support Caribbean Biodiversity

    We are proud to announce that Agence Française De Développement (AFD) and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) ...

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  • CBF seeks Conservation Finance Program Manager

    The CBF seeks a Conservation Finance Program Manager with a proven record of success in managing environment funds and projects in order to effectively implement the Conservation Finance Program (CFP).

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  • Caribbean Biodiversity Fund announces New CEO

    The Board of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen McDonald Gayle as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Regional Conservation Trust Fund.

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  • Coral Reef Response and Restoration

    The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), in partnership with the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ), Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund (SLUNCF), and St.

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  • CBF seeks EbA Mid Term Evaluation (MTE) Consultant

    The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) is inviting qualified individuals to submit their technical and financial proposals for the “ Mid Term Evaluation (MTE) of EbA Facility 1CfP Projects ” consultancy bidding process.

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  • Meet the EbA Facility Grantees

    The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

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  • Update on the Climate Change Program

    The Ecosystem based Adaptation Facility is the instrument through which the CBF currently delivers on its Climate Change Program.

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What is the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund ?

Established in 2012, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) is the realization of a bold vision to create reliable, long-term funding for conservation and sustainable development in the Caribbean region. The CBF and a group of National Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs) together form the Caribbean Sustainable Finance Architecture.

Working as an umbrella fund with a flexible structure to implement innovative solutions for resource mobilization at the regional level, the CBF currently has two programs:

  • Conservation Finance Program, anchored by a US$75 million endowment fund;
  • Climate Change Program, anchored by a US$27 million sinking fund focused on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA).

CBF NEWS

CBF NEWS

The CBF’s Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Facility

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It has been a year since the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund signed a Financing Agreement with the German Government through the German Development Bank (KfW) for €25 Million to activate the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility. Since then, the CBF has been working on developing the processes for the roll out of the Facility.

The EbA Facility is a sinking fund which will award grants during the period 2018 to 2022 for actions across the Caribbean to support climate change adaptation and poverty alleviation through biodiversity conservation and ecosystems management. The grants will assist organisations in beneficiary Caribbean countries in efforts to maintain and increase resilience and reduce the vulnerability of ecosystems and people in the face of the adverse effects of climate change. Beneficiary countries will be those in the insular Caribbean entitled to Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) through German cooperation, and could include Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines.
Since signing, the CBF and KfW have been engaged in initiating the required systems for the governance and operationalization of the EbA Facility. These include those related to decision-making, staffing, asset management, strategic approach, grants selection procedures, budgeting and work planning, and communications.
During October 2017, Dr. Joth Singh was hired as Programme Manager for the EbA Facility bringing a wealth of management, technical experience and knowledge to the CBF. He has been able since joining the CBF to promote the EbA Facility at the meeting of the Network of Environmental Funds for Latin America and the Caribbean (RedLAC) recently held in the Dominican Republic and at the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC COP23) Conference convened in Germany. In the short-term, he is also leading the completion of the required systems to facilitate the selection of projects and the release of funds to the beneficiary organizations. It is expected that the first call for proposals will be made in the first half of 2018.

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