Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator launches in Jamaica to accelerate climate action

The Caribbean Climate-Accelerator, a program supported by 26 countries and more than 40 private sector partners, including Virgin Group, has launched to fast track climate action across the Caribbean, Virgin Group said.

The USD 1 billion initiative was launched by Virgin Group Founder, Sir Richard Branson and Jamaican Prime Minister Announce, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno and World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar.

The Accelerator´s goal is to work with this unprecedented group of partners to make the Caribbean the world´s first climate-smart zone.

Usain Bolt, 8 Times Olympic Gold Medal Winner, and Ambassador of the Accelerator, announced the Caribbean Accelerator´s $50,000 ´Speed Award´ recognizing leading countries, business and individuals working towards a climate smart zone.

The Accelerator has created a coalition that will implement climate solutions for resilience, renewable energy, development of sustainable cities, oceans and transportation. This climate-smart zone will not only protect the region but create jobs and a new economy in climate-smart infrastructure.