Press Release

Premier's Office
Climate Change
Release Date:
Thursday, 3 March 2022 - 3:33pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting written applications and nominations of persons for appointment to the Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund Board.  

The Board serves to facilitate links between domestic and international climate change finance sources; serves as a catalyst to attract investments to implement priority climate change adaptation and mitigation actions; and serves as the National Implementing Entity to receive direct financing from any external sources to carry out climate change adaptation and mitigation projects and programmes. 

Interested persons are encouraged to apply. Additionally, in accordance with Section 13 (1), the public is afforded the opportunity to nominate candidates for appointment to the Board. 

The six non-government applicants or nominations with the following required competencies: 

(i)    a private sector representative of the tourism industry; 

(ii)   a private sector representative of the financial services sector; 

(iii)  a private sector representative of any sector responsible for making contributions to the Fund, not already represented on the Board; 

(iv) a representative from an academic or research organisation ordinarily resident in the Territory; 

(v)  a representative from a non-governmental organisation or community-based organisation ordinarily resident in the Territory; and, 

(vi) an individual ordinarily resident in the Territory, who may possess relevant knowledge, expertise or experience related to the purposes of the Climate Change Trust Act. 

The closing date for applications and nominations is on 29th March, 2022. 

The Government of the Virgin Islands remains committed to climate change and taking climate resilient actions. Achieving low-carbon, climate-resilient development is not an option for The Virgin Islands – it is necessary for our very survival for generations yet unborn. The severity of the impacts of Climate Change dictates early action on this issue to reduce our inherent vulnerability to natural disasters and external shocks, improve environmental management and the physical planning process and encourage the diversification of our tourism sector and energy portfolio, ultimately increasing our security and long-term viability.  


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