Climate Change

  • Photo of CARICOM Delegates Head to Canada for COP15

    CARICOM Delegates Head to Canada for COP15

    CARICOM delegates head to Montreal, Canada, for the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) (COP15) gearing up to create targets on biodiversity for the next decade. The Conference, from December 7-19, will be held under the Presidency of China. Importantly, the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) is expected to be adopted during this second…

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  • Photo of Statement by Dr Carla N Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), following the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27)

    Statement by Dr Carla N Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), following the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27)

    One week after the end of COP27, it is clear that the outcomes are mixed. CARICOM looked to COP27 with the hope that it would be a turning point for global cooperation to seize the narrow window of opportunity to keep 1.5°C within reach and to support the particularly vulnerable as we confront climate change. 2030 is a critical point…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ministerial Statement ahead of COP 27

    CARICOM Ministerial Statement ahead of COP 27

    Ministers of the Environment and Sustainable Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), met at the One Hundred and Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) – Environment and Sustainable Development, on Friday 28 October 2022. The Ministers considered the scientific and geopolitical context and the prospects of a global recession in 2023 which will have…

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  • Photo of Joint Tribute To Dr Hugh Julian Sealy – CCCCC And CARICOM Secretariat

    Joint Tribute To Dr Hugh Julian Sealy – CCCCC And CARICOM Secretariat

    The CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) join with the Government of Barbados, the CARCIOM negotiators and the broader Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) grouping in expressing its shock and sadness at the sudden passing of Dr. Hugh Sealy.  Dr Sealy has been a key part of the region’s and AOSIS’s climate change negotiating machinery…

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  • Photo of CARICOM pursuing Latin American development partnerships

    CARICOM pursuing Latin American development partnerships

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to promote and seek support for its development priorities through partnerships with Latin American and other development partners. This week, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Dr Armstrong  Alexis made a presentation to a new cycle of the Latin American and Caribbean Programme (LACRP), a sub-grouping of the global Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  The LACRP…

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  • Photo of Ambergris Caye Declaration on COP26 Outcomes and CARICOM Expectations in the lead up to COP27: “A Pathway from Ambition to Action”

    Ambergris Caye Declaration on COP26 Outcomes and CARICOM Expectations in the lead up to COP27: “A Pathway from Ambition to Action”

    Recalling the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Declaration on the 1.5 °C Ambition to Defend the Most Vulnerable Recalling further the regional priorities and expectations for the Glasgow Climate Change Conference aiming to consolidate global solidarity to close the gap for 1.5 °C ambition Taking note of the Glasgow Climate Pact and the decisions adopted by the respective governing bodies of the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    Financing for adaptation to climate change was a major focus of discussions between the Secretaries General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. At their meeting on Monday, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett and her PIF counterpart Mr Henry Puna agreed on the urgency for the developed countries to fulfil…

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  • Photo of Statement by St. Vincent and the Grenadines at Resumed High-Level Segment of COP 26, Scotland

    Statement by St. Vincent and the Grenadines at Resumed High-Level Segment of COP 26, Scotland

    Statement by Hon. Carlos James Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture Mr. President; Excellencies and distinguished colleagues; I am honoured to deliver this statement on behalf of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an archipelagic Caribbean small island developing state, with lush green forests, beautiful white sand beaches and a small, industrious population of just over one hundred thousand.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM at COP26 – Prime Minister Mottley addresses Opening Ceremony

    CARICOM at COP26 – Prime Minister Mottley addresses Opening Ceremony

    Barbados Prime Minister Hon Mia Mottley addressed the Opening Ceremony for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted by UK Prime Minister Mr Boris Johnson, in Glasgow, Scotland, today Monday 1 November 2021. Here is the Prime Minister’s presentation:

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  • Photo of “1.5°C: Ambition to Defend the Most Vulnerable”

    “1.5°C: Ambition to Defend the Most Vulnerable”

    CARICOM Declaration on Climate Change leading up to COP26 Underscoring that Small Island and low-lying coastal Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and have been internationally recognized as a special case for sustainable development, Recalling the Special Report of the IPCC on 1.5°C and the recent IPCC Report which confirms that the current decade is the final…

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