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

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

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 20 Oct 2022 at B.34
  • Est. completion 29 Nov 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Barbados is facing a climate crisis with an increase in average temperatures, and the number of consecutive hot days. Additionally, annual levels of precipitation are projected to decrease by about nine per cent, extending the dry season by two months. Barbados is experiencing “absolute water scarcity”. Approximately 310 m3 of water is available per person per year, placing Barbados among the most water-scarce countries in the world, and this problem is likely to become worse due to climate change. 

The climate crisis and limited water availability are already impacting food security through the high cost of importation. To counter this, Barbados is seeking to increase food production as an adaptation measure. This project aims to make more water accessible through investment in the circular economy by using carbon neutral and climate-resilient water and energy management technologies that ensure water is protected, managed, recycled, reused, and conserved. The project will contribute to the enhancement of the health, well-being, and productivity of Barbadians. 

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
136,220
Indirect
141,601
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

10 Apr 2018 - 1655 days

Concept note received

10 Apr 2018

Funding proposal received

01 Mar 2022

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

07 Jul 2022

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

23 Sep 2022

Cleared by iTAP

28 Sep 2022

Approved

20 Oct 2022 - 41 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2022

FAA executed

21 Oct 2022

Under implementation

29 Nov 2022 - 549 days so far

FAA effective

29 Nov 2022

Disbursement - USD 6,000,000

13 Jan 2023

To be completed

29 Nov 2027 - 1,279 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing15% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 39,390,913
Total GCF Financing
USD 39,390,913

Co-financing

Co-financerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 10,608,150
Total Co-Financing
USD 10,608,150

GCF Contacts

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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
Ms. Diane Wade-Moore
Primary

Head, Project Development and Management Unit
2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building, Ring Road, Belmopan, Belize
Phone +501 822-2970
dwade@caribbeanclimate.bz
Dr. Donneil Cain
Secondary

Lead, Project Development Sub-Unit
2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building, Ring Road, Belmopan, Belize
Phone +501 822-1094
dcain@caribbeanclimate.bz
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Barbados
Economic Affairs and Investment Division Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
Senator the Honourable Chad Blackman Primary
Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment (Economic Affairs and Investment Division)
3rd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex Warrens, St Michael, Barbados
Phone 1 246 535-1302/1 246 535-1317
chad.blackman@barbados.gov.bb
Mrs. Betty Alleyne-Headley Secondary
Permanent Secretary, Economic Affairs and Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
3rd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens St. Michael, St. Michael, Barbados
Phone 535-1304/535-1326
Betty.Alleyne-Headley@barbados.gov.bb
Mr. Ricardo Marshall Operational focal point
Director, Roofs to Reefs Programme (R2RP), Prime Minister’s Office
Government Headquarters Bay Street St. Michael, Barbados
Mr. Ronnie Griffith Operational focal point
Chief Economist, Economic Affairs and Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
Ms. Richelle Gaskin Operational focal point
Economist I, Economic Affairs and Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
Ms. Sharifa Roach-Vaughan Operational focal point
Secretary to the Minister, Economic Affairs and Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment

News + Stories

GCF and partners sign project agreements for four transformative climate projects

28 Oct 2022 / Four key agreements for climate projects (Funding Activity Agreement; FAA) were signed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners on the margins of GCF’s 34th Board meeting (17-20 October 2022). They include climate resilience projects in the Maldives, Barbados, and Guinea-Bissau and GCF’s first at-scale private sector programme in the water sector.