Climate Change

  • Photo of CARICOM support for hurricane devastated island continues

    CARICOM support for hurricane devastated island continues

    Following on from the successful staging of the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 November 2017, the Steering Committee has continued to meet with renewed focus on translating pledges into concrete programmes and initiatives. The Steering Committee, comprising representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Institutions and CARICOM Member…

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  • Photo of Happy 214th Haiti!

    Happy 214th Haiti!

    Congratulatory Message to the President of Haiti HE Jovenel Moïse from CARICOM Chairman Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  to mark the country’s 214th Independence Anniversary, 1 January 2018.             “Excellency  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends warmest congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Anniversary of Independence. As a nation…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation

    CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation

    Stronger cooperation in disaster risk management and in climate change adaptation and mitigation is among the major decisions of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, held in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December 2017. Strengthening ties on this very topical and critical issue for both sides was underlined by the signing of an MOU between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency…

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  • Photo of “A Strong and Meaningful Relationship” –  SG at CARICOM-Cuba Summit

    “A Strong and Meaningful Relationship” –  SG at CARICOM-Cuba Summit

    I welcome you all to the Sixth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba.  I extend my special appreciation to Prime Minister Gaston Browne and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda for assuming the responsibility of hosting the Summit at such a challenging period of time. Indeed our Region is going…

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  • Photo of Bahamas PM warns region at great risk of climate change

    Bahamas PM warns region at great risk of climate change

        NASSAU, The Bahamas, Dec 5, CMC – The 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) has begun here with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis noting that small-island developing states in the region are at great risk of climate change. The conference, which ends on Saturday, is being held under the theme ‘CDM: The Road to Resilience Check Point…

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  • Photo of Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support, urgent climate action – UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support, urgent climate action – UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad partnership to support reconstruction efforts, including through over US$1.3 billion in pledges and over $1 billion in loans and debt relief. Support derived from nearly 400 high-level…

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  • Photo of Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised…

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  • Photo of Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

    Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

      Resources the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mobilising to support reconstruction of hurricane-ravaged Member States are intended for them to build back smarter and better, against the existential threat of climate change. Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that intention was in “full knowledge that we are into a new era,” when hurricanes had now become “game changers.” He was at…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

    CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

      CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting remarks. Also at the Head Table are UNDP Administrator Mr Achim Steiner (l) and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Ms Jessica Faieta. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Technical Consultations for the CARICOM-UN High Level Conference at UN Headquarters, New York on Monday: We must…

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  • Photo of Free Movement Of Labour – Holness urges greater cooperation within CARICOM

    Free Movement Of Labour – Holness urges greater cooperation within CARICOM

      Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the threat that climate change poses to Caribbean countries should spur regional leaders to work towards greater cooperation among states across the region. Speaking yesterday at the sixth High Level Caribbean Forum, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, Holness said that there was a tendency for regional states to…

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