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  • Photo of Aspiring environmental scientist wins MEAs ACP short video competition

    Aspiring environmental scientist wins MEAs ACP short video competition

    The Caribbean Hub of the European Union-funded project for Capacity-Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries, has announced that the winner of its Short Video Contest is aspiring scientist, Mrs Lyn-Marie Lynton of Barbados. The competition was launched on 20 May during the First Webinar in the Biodiversity Webinar Series 2022 coordinated…

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  • Photo of Short Video Contest- Youth in Biological Diversity

    Short Video Contest- Youth in Biological Diversity

    Active and informed youth participation is part of the process of empowerment and knowledge building in the Community. As a significant step in promoting a place for youth in decision-making on biodiversity-related issues, the Secretariat invites young persons to participate in the 2022 International day for Biological Diversity Youth Competition. COMPETITION INFORMATION Caribbean youth can submit videos focusing on the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat’s Message to mark World Biodiversity Day, 22 May 2022: “Building a shared future for all life”

    CARICOM Secretariat’s Message to mark World Biodiversity Day, 22 May 2022: “Building a shared future for all life”

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joins the regional and international community in celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, 2022 (IDB 2022). The region’s rich biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods – biodiversity is the foundation…

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  • Photo of Feasibility and Benefits of a Transition to Mercury-free Lighting in CARICOM

    Feasibility and Benefits of a Transition to Mercury-free Lighting in CARICOM

    In the lead up to #MinamataCOP4, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Clean Lighting Coalition are hosting a virtual conversation to highlight the feasibility and benefits of a transition to mercury-free LED lighting in Latin America and the Caribbean. A transition to energy-efficient lighting would ease the region’s dependency on fossil fuels and the growing burden on national grids,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM participates in the Fourth Inter-Governmental Conference (IGC4) on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

    CARICOM participates in the Fourth Inter-Governmental Conference (IGC4) on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

    Following a two-year delay as a result of COVID-19, the International community  re-convened at UN Headquarters in New York this week to continue negotiations on an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The current session…

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  • Photo of DECLARATION OF BARRANQUILLA II –  CARICOM-Colombia Ministerial Summit

    DECLARATION OF BARRANQUILLA II – CARICOM-Colombia Ministerial Summit

    The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), meeting in Barranquilla, the Golden Gate of Colombia, on January 28 of 2022, on the occasion of the II Colombia-CARICOM Ministerial Summit: Reiterate their interest and willingness to continue deepening the relationship between the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Colombia, and in this regard,…

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  • Photo of Youth engagement: Intergenerational Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean for Biodiversity

    Youth engagement: Intergenerational Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean for Biodiversity

    In order to strengthen the dialogue and participation process of youth of the region, the ACP MEAs Project represented the CARICOM Secretariat in a panel discussion on issues related to biodiversity and youth empowerment in the Global Framework of Biodiversity Post 2020 on 16 June 2021.  The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) for Latin America and the Caribbean held its…

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  • Photo of TOGETHER WE CAN BE #GENERATIONRESTORATION – The CARICOM Secretariat’s message marking international observances marking the safeguarding of Environment and Natural Resources

    TOGETHER WE CAN BE #GENERATIONRESTORATION – The CARICOM Secretariat’s message marking international observances marking the safeguarding of Environment and Natural Resources

    As a Caribbean Community, we join the rest of the world in rallying the cry to heal the planet with the recent celebrations of International Day for Biological Diversity (May 21), World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8). There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems support all life on Earth than…

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  • Photo of Observing World Oceans Day, June 8th 2021: CARICOM Secretariat

    Observing World Oceans Day, June 8th 2021: CARICOM Secretariat

    The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods Recognition of World Oceans Day coming on the heels of World Biodiversity and Environment days is an exclamation point for small island and low-lying coastal developing States.  Our dependence on the natural environment for life and livelihoods is actualized in our coastal communities, industries and productive sectors. CARICOM is committed to promoting the protection and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has made a call for fairness in international financing for Small Island Developing States (SIDs), noting that they have been experiencing a battering from climate impacts, not of their own making. “We have had to face the sharp end of climate change impacts in conjunction with our other inherent vulnerabilities.  It is, therefore,…

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