Sustainable development

Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • CARICOM and Cuba Foreign Ministers get together in Grenada

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba will hold discussions on advancing cooperation on developmental issues between the two sides on Friday 6 September in Grenada. A special retreat of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), preceded Friday’s meeting. CARICOM-Cuba Cooperation, which dates back to 1972, has seen…

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  • Photo of CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ROADMAP AND STRATEGY (C-SERMS) AWARENESS WORKSHOP HELD IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON 28 FEBRUARY 2013

    CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ROADMAP AND STRATEGY (C-SERMS) AWARENESS WORKSHOP HELD IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON 28 FEBRUARY 2013

    The overall objectives of the Workshop were to garner feedback and finalize the Study being done to establish Regional sustainable energy targets, as well as, to build awareness about the process going forward to fully establish the C-SERMS.  Approximately Sixty persons were in attendance including Senior Energy Officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives from the public and private sectors…

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  • CARICOM GETS HELP FROM JAPAN TO DEVELOP ENVIRONMENT POLICY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Environmental Policy and Action Programme is being developed with the assistance of the Government of Japan. With financing from the Japan-CARICOM Friendship and Cooperation Fund (JCFCF), a regional, integrated policy to ensure protection of the environment and the natural resources will be developed to address selected environmental themes and economic…

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  • WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ROADMAP AND STRATEGY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Stakeholders in the energy sector across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday gathered in Trinidad and Tobago for an exchange of views on the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS). The document is being used to guide the Region’s progress in the use of renewable energy and set energy efficiency targets. About 50…

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  • Saint Lucia hosts regional workshops on multilateral environmental agreements

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Four Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) will come under focus later this month when two workshops are convened in Saint Lucia to address harmonized reporting by Caribbean countries, and the use of Integrated Environment Assessment (IEA) tools for mainstreaming those agreements into national policy development. The workshops, funded by the European Union, are executed by…

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  • CARICOM SECRETARIAT CONDUCTS ASSESSMENT ON ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat are currently visiting Member States to assess their current position regarding statistics on the environment. The team from the Secretariat’s Regional Statistics Programme is currently in Antigua and Barbuda after leaving Dominica on Thursday following a two-day visit. The team moves on to Jamaica on Monday, 26…

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  • THIRD CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FORUM OPENS IN ST KITTS AND NEVIS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) More than 150 persons from across the Region and beyond are expected in St. Kitts and Nevis Thursday and Friday for the Third Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) and Exhibition. Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Rt. Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, will deliver the keynote address and set the tone for the…

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  • CARICOM Trains More Environmental Negotiators in MEANegotiations -workshop Lauded A Phenomenal Success

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) A five-day training intervention on negotiation skills for junior environmental negotiators ended in St Kitts and Nevis on Friday with the consensus that Negotiators play a vital role in the process of implementing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). The workshop, which was organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in collaboration with the Foundation for…

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  • SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENT ISSUES AS IMPORTANT AS ECONOMIC IN DEVELOPMENT – SG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana ) Any framework for economic stability and growth should also address social protection policies for the poor and vulnerable groups in our society. This was the view of the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as he addressed the opening of the Twenty-Fourth Session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee…

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  • CARICOM MOVES TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL NEGOTIATORS

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana ) A five –day training intervention for the Caribbean Region’s environmental negotiators opened in St Kitts and Nevis on Monday, 28 May 2012. The workshop, which will be held at the Ocean Terrace Inn, is organized by the CARICOM Secretariat with support from the European Union, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the…

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