Belize

Location

Belmopan
Belize
17° 15' 0" N, 88° 46' 0.12" W

Capital Based Focal Point


Administrative Officer I (Sustainable Development)
Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development
Phone: (501) 822-0810 or (501) 822-0401 Ext: 80707
Fax: (501) 822-2394 or (501) 822-2396
dir.susdev@ffsd.gov.bz
Elsabio05@yahoo.com

Dr. Wendel Parham
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry and Sustainable Development
ceo@ffsd.gov.bz

Other Information:

Capital City: 
Belmopan
Languages: 
English
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 97.2 96.5 97.7 98.7 98.59999999999999 97.7 99.099999999999994 98.90000000000001 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 3.3 6.7 6.7 6.7 3.3 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 149 149 152 152 152 152 152 152 152 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 16,530 16,530 16,530 16,530 16,530 16,530 16,530 16,530 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 72.47 72.47 72.47 72.47 72.47 72.47 72.47 72.47 World Bank
Category: Tourism
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
International tourism receipts (% of total exports) 111 111 121 150 168 204 253 Development Data Group, The World Bank. 2008. 2008 World Development Indicators Online. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/U0FSM7AQ40.
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 249,800 257,300 265,200 273,700 282,600 291,800 301,386 311,500 322,100 333,200 World Bank
Population annual growth 2.71877 2.95821 3.02415 3.15484 3.19999 3.20362 3.23232 3.30075 3.34627 3.38809 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 100 94 94 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index 0.69 0.693 0.692 0.694 0.694 0.694 UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 4,640 4,750 4,940 5,320 5,410 5,610 5,870 5,800 5,990 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 1.89 2.78 2.61 1.31 0.8 1.22 0.79 1.89 2.12 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Workers remittances (current US$) 22,000,000 30,000,000 29,000,000 34,000,000 34,960,000 46,100,000 65,490,000 74,800,000 78,140,000 UN Data
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 689 711 359 374 381 396 407 425 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 89 91 91 96 99 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 18.39 19.010000000000002 19.17 19.3 19.68 20.59 20.59 20.59 20.59 20.59 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
Disaster management Strategy - Belize Belize National Hazard Mitigation Policy Strategy Description 2004
Energy Strategy - Belize Energy for Sustainable Development Towards a National Energy Strategy for Belize Strategy Description 2003
PRSP - Belize National Poverty Elimination Action Plan (NPEAP) 2007-2011 2007
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Belize Belize. First national communication to the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Strategy Description 2002
NBSAP - Belize Fourth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biologicl Diversity Strategy Description 2010
NSDS - Belize
Bill | 22 Jul 2013
12 July 2013: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) launched an online tool for assisting Caribbean decision makers in assessing climate risks as part of their efforts to build climate resilience into their development policies, plans, programmes and projects. The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) outlines a step-by-step process to identify if an activity, such as a project, programme, strategy, plan, policy or legislation, is influenced by, or...
Bill | 08 Jul 2013
11 June 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has released a compilation report assessing the status of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) development, capacity building and opportunities in 15 Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The report aims to inform decisions on policy making and project development to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the assessed countries and beyond. The 15 countries include Angola, Belize, Burkina Faso, the Democratic...
Bill | 27 Aug 2012
PREPARED BY OHRLLS   SUMMARY The 2012 Third World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), saw 36 representatives and heads of state from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) take to the floor during the Plenary Session to deliver statements on a range of issues of importance and relevance to them. Of the 36 SIDS representatives, 10 were Heads of State while 10 were Heads of Government making up 26% of the 77 Heads of State and Heads of Government who addressed the Plenary...
External Resources: 

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National focal point for sustainable development: 
Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Janine Felson
jfelson@belizemission.com
917-224-5888