Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda joined the NDC Partnership in June 2017, appointing Focal Points in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment and the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance. With support of the NDC Partnership, the Government is currently seeking to match identified needs with international partner organizations to complete six NDC project proposals. The country aims to increase its capacity for the desalination of seawater; provide off-grid renewable energy to vital infrastructures; strengthen buildings and waterways in the face of floods and hurricanes; and increase availability of insurance to loss and damage for their adaptation focus. The country’s mitigation efforts include energy efficiency standards, protection of wetlands and watersheds, waste-to-energy projects, and an increase in electricity generation by renewable energy. The implementation of the six-project portfolio will allow the achievement of the country’s NDC in alignment with the Country Program of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Government has shared with the NDC Partnership a series of technical assistance needs to finalize the different project proposals (mission report).