Climate Change

  • Photo of First Marine Climate Change Report Card for Caribbean in works

    First Marine Climate Change Report Card for Caribbean in works

    (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working with other Caribbean agencies and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), a marine science and technology agency sponsored by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The agencies are preparing the first ever marine climate change report card for the Caribbean, under the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme funded…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ministerial Briefing sets stage for final week at COP 22

    CARICOM Ministerial Briefing sets stage for final week at COP 22

    CARICOM Ministerial and technical delegates met in a strategy session Monday as the critical second week of the Climate Change conference, COP 22 got going in Marrakech, Morocco. CARICOM Member States are among the more than 100 nations across the globe which have signed and/or ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change ahead of it coming into force on 4 November 2016.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM advancing climate change goals at COP22

    CARICOM advancing climate change goals at COP22

    CARICOM Member States are part of the global community of nations gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for this week’s start of the Climate Conference COP22, which is seeking to accelerate implementation of the agreement reached in Paris at COP 21 last December. CARICOM representatives are hoping to build on the gains from the Paris campaign, where they argued that the impact of climate change was an existential…

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  • Photo of Inaction on Climate Change could lead to enormous costs for the Caribbean

    Inaction on Climate Change could lead to enormous costs for the Caribbean

    Unless bold steps are taken now to eliminate the risks from Climate Change “future generations are in big trouble and for the Caribbean the trouble is massive “.  This is the warning given by UWI Professor Emeritus and former Assistant Secretary General for Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat,  Dr.  Edward Greene, to a large audience at the UWI Distinguished…

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  • Photo of Stakes are high for CARICOM at COP21

    Stakes are high for CARICOM at COP21

     “Unless we can get the countries that are the major emitters of green house gases to commit to more ambitious reductions, the Caribbean will be confronted with more extreme storms and hurricanes, more frequent and prolonged droughts, dangerous sea-level rise that will wash away roads, homes, hotels, and ports in every island; greater food insecurity and more acidic oceans that…

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  • Photo of Climate change could cost Caribbean millions annually

    Climate change could cost Caribbean millions annually

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Caribbean countries have been warned that if left unchecked, climate-related natural disasters, especially hurricane and drought, could result in losses estimated at US$22 billion annually by 2050. “This means basically that the Caribbean region can be taken back 20-30 years because of the issue of climate change,” said Juan M. Cheaz Pelaez, senior programme coordinator for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Declaration For Climate Action

    CARICOM Declaration For Climate Action

    We, the Heads of State and Government of CARICOM Member States, at our Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Barbados , from 2-4 July, 2015, Recognizing that climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires to be urgently addressed by…

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  • Photo of Focus on SIDS issues: Small Island Developing States need more support

    Focus on SIDS issues: Small Island Developing States need more support

    By RuthMoisa Stoute Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed his dissatisfaction with the level of attention being given by international bodies to matters of urgency for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as those found within the Caribbean, and is calling for early agreement to unresolved issues that would help such states chart a better path towards sustainable development in…

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  • Barbados hailed for its climate change efforts

    Small Island Development States (SIDS) were praised during the yesterday’s Global Celebration of World Environment Day 2014 for the front line position they have taken to fight the disastrous effects of climate change. Barbados had the opportunity to be in the spotlight as host to the international event attended by officials from the United Nations System, Secretary General of CARICOM…

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  • Photo of ST. KITTS AND NEVIS LAUNCHES GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT

    ST. KITTS AND NEVIS LAUNCHES GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 25, 2014 (SKNIS): Public Sector officials on St. Kitts and Nevis assembled at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) conference room on Monday (March 24) for the launch of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Project on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in the Eastern Caribbean. Project Technical Team Leader for the Global…

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