Climate Adaptation Financing Facility (CAFF)
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The CAFF is a funding mechanism within the Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB) designed to offer climate change adaptation loans which are: (a) affordable, (b) equitable across socio-economic and gendered lines and (c) which will provide incentives for pre-emptive vulnerability reduction.  The CAFF will provide readily accessible loans to firms, community groups and households for investments and/or livelihood activities that support climate adaptation or disaster vulnerability reduction.

 

The table below lists some of the climate adaptation interventions that may be supported by the CAFF.

SECTORAgriculture HousingManufacturing / Tourism / Services
Loan Purpose -Examples
  • Drought and Disease Resistant Crops
  • Fertilizers
  • Water Holding Facilities
  • Drainage
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Greenhouses
  • Storage Facilities
  • Renewable Energy Alternatives
  • Guttering and Fittings
  • Retaining Walls
  • Drainage
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Water Holding Facilities
  • Retrofitting of Roofs
  • Renewable Energy Alternatives
  • Remodeling of Buildings
  • Land Conservation
  • Structural Re-enforcement
  • Renewable Energy Alternatives
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Water Holding Facilities
  • Alternative Technologies
  • Plant Remodeling
  • Retrofitting
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Consultancies and Feasibility Studies
  • Energy Efficient Equipment

 

 

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