Latin America and the Caribbean  Small Island Developing States 


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Total GCF financing


No. of Readiness activities


Readiness support approved


Readiness support disbursed





Renewstable Barbados Project


Multiple countries

Project GAIA ("GAIA")



The Blue Green Bank (BGB)



The R's (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) for Climate Resilience Wastewater Systems in Barbados (3R-CReWS)


Multiple countries

E-Mobility Program for Sustainable Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean



Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados)

National Designated Authority

GCF Team

Marie Helene Vanderpool
Regional Manager
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Minsoo Kim
Regional Officer
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Kyial Amanbek
Regional Analyst
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News + Stories

The Government of Barbados forms a coalition of multilateral banks and organizations to develop resilient infrastructure and to drive new social and nature capital investments, building on its Resilience and Sustainability Facility at the IMF

23 Jun 2023 / The Government of Barbados announced at the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in Paris an integrated package of innovative initiatives to accelerate its transition to net zero, boost resilience, enfranchise workers, and draw in private sector investment while prudently managing public debt levels. These initiatives build on the ongoing climate policy reforms, supported by the Resilience and Sustainability Facility with the International Monetary Fund, which are expected to play a catalytic role in mobilizing private and public sector financing for climate projects.

GCF approves Project Preparation Facility grant to establish Barbados green bank

18 Nov 2022 / Caribbean’s first green bank will mobilise financing for climate resilient, low carbon initiatives in the region  

Water conservation in Barbados: How GCF is enhancing water security

26 Oct 2021 / GCF is supporting water conservation efforts on the climate-vulnerable Caribbean island of Barbados. This is enhancing water security in the face of climate impacts.

From steam age to solar power: How GCF is creating a clean-energy, climate-resilient water sector in Barbados

06 Oct 2021 / Read how an innovative GCF project in Barbados is transforming the water sector, safeguarding water supplies and introducing green, efficient solar power for pumping stations.

Barbados signs privileges and immunities agreement with GCF

13 May 2019 / The government of Barbados has signed an agreement with GCF granting it privileges and immunities in line with those of other international organisations and those applied in the United Nations system. The agreement was signed in Bridgetown by Jerome Walcott, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, in the presence of Marsha Caddle, Minister for Economic Affairs and Investment.

Barbados launches first Caribbean climate resilience project

13 May 2019 / A launch event at the Bowmanston water pumping station has marked the start of the Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) project, the first GCF-funded project in the Caribbean to move to implementation.

GCF signs off funding for Barbados water sector resilience project

07 Nov 2018 / GCF and CCCCC signed an agreement for the project Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados).

Disasters spur climate action coherence in Caribbean

24 Dec 2017 / Green Climate Fund consultations in the Caribbean have found a recent spate of destructive hurricanes is adding urgency to regional efforts enhancing climate resilience.

GCF Caribbean consultations chart paths to greater resilience

12 Dec 2017 / GCF is consulting with its partners in the Caribbean to explore how to enhance the region’s climate resilience in the aftermath of a particularly destructive hurricane season this year.

GCF talks renewable energy with Alliance of Small Island States

19 Oct 2017 / GCF participated in the recent high-level meeting of 17 ministers of Energy and Environment of the the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).