With the guidance of EQO NIXUS, Belize has adopted new sustainable projects to help achieve the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement. The expected results are a reduction in electricity consumption and national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, through the implementation of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources.

Two years ago, EQO NIXUS supported the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to officially launch its first pilot project on climate change mitigation, selected through a broad process, to support the implementation of GHG emission reduction measures in Caye Caulker, Belize.

One year later, the pilot project was reviewed, validated and selected by a multi-stakeholder meeting held at the IDB offices in Belize City. The meeting was attended by Belize Electricity Limited; the Ministries of Energy, Tourism, Civil Aviation and Environment; the Caye Caulker Municipal Council; the Housing Department; the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center and the Solid Waste Management Authority.

This process, led by EQO NIXUS, resulted in the selection of a climate change mitigation measure that consisted of the purchase and installation of energy-efficient air conditioning (HEE) units for ten public building facilities, some of which are powered by solar photovoltaic installations. These units are more sustainable and have environmentally friendly alternative hydrocarbon refrigerants. In addition, they are equipped with more efficient alternatives to traditional refrigerants that contribute to the phase-out of ozone-depleting refrigerants in the country, and are powered by hybrid solar energy