Climate Change

  • 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 CARICOM joins Japan in mourning flood deaths

    CARICOM joins Japan in mourning flood deaths

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deepest condolences to the Government and People of Japan in the face of the tragic loss of life, widespread destruction and continuing suffering wrought by torrential rains and floods in Central and Western Japan. “The Caribbean Community conveys its heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives and the families of…

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  • Photo of Germany offers Region Climate Resilience and Energy project

    Germany offers Region Climate Resilience and Energy project

    CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s Ambassador to CARICOM HE Mr Holger Michael on Wednesday exchanged notes for a project to build Climate Resilience and Sustainable Energy in the Region. The project, to be financed by the Government of Germany in the amount of 2.3 million Euros, represents a further step in the country’s support to the Region…

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  • Photo of Packed week of events around CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    Packed week of events around CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will take place at the Convention Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica on the 4 – 6 July 2018, under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Andrew Holness. An Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 4 July from 4:00 pm (Jamaica time).…

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  • Photo of CARICOM targets year-end for regional biodiversity strategy

    CARICOM targets year-end for regional biodiversity strategy

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has resolved to present to the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) by the end of the year, a CARICOM Biodiversity Strategy (CBS). The Strategy will guide the protection and sustainable use the Community’s natural resources. This effort, according to CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Directorate of Human and Social Development, Dr. Douglas Slater, is collective and timely…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE   ON THE OCCASION OF  WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, 5 JUNE 2018  AND WORLD OCEANS DAY, 8 JUNE 2018

    STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE   ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, 5 JUNE 2018 AND WORLD OCEANS DAY, 8 JUNE 2018

    It gives me pleasure to bring greetings as the International Community marks World Environment Day on 5 June and World Oceans Day on 8 June.  This year finds both celebrations having synergistic themes namely “Beat Plastic Pollution” (World Environment Day) and “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean” (World Oceans Day).  2018 also marks the celebration of…

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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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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    Thank you for the invitation to address your Annual General Meeting this morning.  I always welcome the opportunity to interact with the private sector in our Community, since you are an important stakeholder in our integration arrangements.     The fact that this Association has been serving its members continuously for 62 years is testimony to its value.  It has…

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  • Photo of Clinton Global Action Network on post-disaster recovery launched with CARICOM participation

    Clinton Global Action Network on post-disaster recovery launched with CARICOM participation

    Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque were among high profile participants at the formal launch of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, at the University of Miami, Tuesday. The Action Network, being spearheaded by former US President Bill Clinton, brought together leaders from government, business and civil society to develop solutions to…

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