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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

    CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean. The report will be launched in Egypt on 23 November to an international audience at a United Nations Environment (UN Environment) event, on the side-lines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological…

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  • Photo of Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Caribbean Region. The signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) took place on the margins of the Green Climate Fund’s Caribbean Structured Dialogue meeting in Grenada, and which brought…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

    CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recorded a significant milestone with the release of a report on the state of biodiversity management in the Region. The report examines how CARICOM Member States have progressed in meeting their commitments under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Titled: The State of Biodiversity in the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

    Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

    (Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The document will come up for approval at next week’s plenary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Incheon, Korea. “It is a very big deal.…

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  • Photo of Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

    Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging close collaboration between Caribbean Small Island and Low-lying Developing States (SIDS) and those in the Indian Ocean and Pacific States to achieve greater results when SIDS development priorities   come before a global forum next year  . The Secretary-General made the point during the Opening Ceremony for a meeting of Caribbean SIDS preparing  for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and stakeholders to host youth forum in Guyana this week

    CARICOM and stakeholders to host youth forum in Guyana this week

    The CARICOM Secretariat is collaborating with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Commonwealth Secretariat and other partners to organise the Caribbean Forum on Population, Youth and Development. The Forum will be held 24 -26 July at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana.  The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the Caribbean in the areas of…

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  • Photo of European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine…

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  • Photo of Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

    Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

    Rt. Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, this morning used the international platform of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to reinforce the need for financing for Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) given the existential threats climate change poses for these countries. The Jamaican Prime Minister was speaking at the Combined Forum hosted at the Queen…

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