With the advice of EQO-NIXUS, Belize has adopted new sustainable projects with the aim to collaborate in reaching the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. The expected results are a reduction in electricity consumption and ofnational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, spreading out the implementation of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy power sources.
Two years ago, EQO-NIXUS assisted the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to officially launch its first climate change mitigation pilot project, selected through an extensive process, to support the implementation of GHG emission reduction measure in Caye Caulker, Belize.
A year later, the pilot project was reviewed, validated and selected by a multi-stakeholder meeting, held at the offices of the IDB in Belize City. The consultation meeting was attended by Belize Electricity Limited, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Caye Caulker Village Council, the Ministry of the Environment, 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 the climate change mitigation intervention of procuring and installing high energy-efficiency air conditioning units (HEE) within 10 public buildings facilities, some of them powered by Solar Photovoltaic installations.
These units are more sustainable, count on alternative environmentally friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants, and are retrofitted with more efficient alternatives than the traditional ones contributing to the phasing out of ozone depleting refrigerants in the country and are solar hybrid powered.