Environment

  • Photo of TOGETHER WE CAN BE #GENERATIONRESTORATION – The CARICOM Secretariat’s message marking international observances marking the safeguarding of Environment and Natural Resources

    TOGETHER WE CAN BE #GENERATIONRESTORATION – The CARICOM Secretariat’s message marking international observances marking the safeguarding of Environment and Natural Resources

    As a Caribbean Community, we join the rest of the world in rallying the cry to heal the planet with the recent celebrations of International Day for Biological Diversity (May 21), World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8). There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems support all life on Earth than…

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  • Photo of Observing World Oceans Day, June 8th 2021: CARICOM Secretariat

    Observing World Oceans Day, June 8th 2021: CARICOM Secretariat

    The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods Recognition of World Oceans Day coming on the heels of World Biodiversity and Environment days is an exclamation point for small island and low-lying coastal developing States.  Our dependence on the natural environment for life and livelihoods is actualized in our coastal communities, industries and productive sectors. CARICOM is committed to promoting the protection and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has made a call for fairness in international financing for Small Island Developing States (SIDs), noting that they have been experiencing a battering from climate impacts, not of their own making. “We have had to face the sharp end of climate change impacts in conjunction with our other inherent vulnerabilities.  It is, therefore,…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Climate Risk Brief Launched

    Caribbean Climate Risk Brief Launched

    The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre announces the publication of the Caribbean Climate-Fragility Risk Brief. The Brief describes the climate of the Caribbean, provides examples of major extreme events that have affected the region and details how climate change may exacerbate future events. The impacts of climate change on the major economic sectors are described and how these could impact…

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  • Photo of ‘CARICOM Moment of Ambition’  on eve of Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary

    ‘CARICOM Moment of Ambition’ on eve of Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary

    On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in partnership with the UK Government on Friday hosted the CARICOM Moment of Ambition.  The event was convened to demonstrate continued Small Island Developing States (SIDS) leadership and ambition and tounderscore the need for immediate…

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  • Photo of Caribbean countries receive urgent support to tackle environmental issues from leading international organizations

    Caribbean countries receive urgent support to tackle environmental issues from leading international organizations

    In an effort to strengthen the response of Caribbean countries to address the environmental concerns they face and enhance their capacities to fully engage in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) implementation, the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Cartagena Convention, along with the Food and Agriculture Organization  of the United Nations (FAO) are jointly…

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  • Photo of Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    The XXII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean will take place on 18-19 January 2021, and will address the pressing environmental issues of the region, opportunities for green recovery, and urgent actions for nature in the next decade to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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  • Photo of Today is World Environment Day

    Today is World Environment Day

    (Caribbean Public Health Agency Press Release) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recognises World Environment Day as a time to call to action all governments and citizens of CARPHA Member States to do their part to safeguard Caribbean Biodiversity through: legislation and enforcement, sustainable development, an end to all types of pollution, use of best practices in agriculture, manufacturing, and…

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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 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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