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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 REGIONAL STATEMENT ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) SPECIAL REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS (1.5 °C SPECIAL REPORT)

    REGIONAL STATEMENT ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) SPECIAL REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS (1.5 °C SPECIAL REPORT)

    We, the Ministers responsible for addressing climate change in the Caribbean Community:   Recalling the escalated climate change impacts that the region has experienced in recent years with warming of 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels, including the devastating impacts from hurricanes and tropical storms and other weather-related extreme events, and the adverse effects these impacts have had on particularly vulnerable…

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  • Photo of Value of Early Warning Systems to the Region highlighted at Climate Change Conference

    Value of Early Warning Systems to the Region highlighted at Climate Change Conference

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been highlighting the importance of early warning systems to the hurricane prone region, at COP 24 – the Climate Change Conference taking place in Katowice, Poland. The CARICOM Secretariat’s Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr Douglas Slater joined an international panel discussion at the Conference on Tuesday to address the question, “After the…

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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 CDB, EU, UK to help Dominica make public buildings more energy efficient

    CDB, EU, UK to help Dominica make public buildings more energy efficient

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Government of Dominica’s mission to make its public buildings more energy efficient and slash its energy bill is getting financial support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Union and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). CDB’s Board of Directors on Thursday last approved a grant of US$127,000 from the Bank’s Sustainable Energy for…

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  • Photo of Statement by Prime Minister Rowley: Government Leading Rescue and Relief Mission

    Statement by Prime Minister Rowley: Government Leading Rescue and Relief Mission

    I have been receiving timely updates from the relevant Government agencies responsible for spearheading the ongoing rescue operations as well as those coordinating relief efforts in the communities affected by severe flooding. Throughout the night and into this morning the men and women of our protective services and the various Regional Corporations have been working diligently on the ground to…

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  • Photo of Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda. “Just as we bring climate change to the heart of the health sector, we must work…

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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 Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados

    Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. The ministers have been invited…

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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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