Environment

  • Photo of Regional environmental negotiators in preparations for COP15

    Regional environmental negotiators in preparations for COP15

    Environmental officials from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic participated recently in a training workshop in Saint Lucia as the Region continues preparations for the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15). Supported by the European Union-funded project for Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African,…

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  • Photo of New High-Seas Treaty must ensure equity for Caribbean nations

    New High-Seas Treaty must ensure equity for Caribbean nations

    Op-Ed by Hon. Shawn Edward, Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology, Saint Lucia The Caribbean Sea is renowned for its clear waters, teeming coral reefs, and vibrant coastal ecosystems, but these habitats don’t exist in a vacuum: Their fate is tied to the health of the broader ocean, including the high seas, the areas beyond national jurisdiction 200 nautical…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of Aspiring environmental scientist wins MEAs ACP short video competition

    Aspiring environmental scientist wins MEAs ACP short video competition

    The Caribbean Hub of the European Union-funded project for Capacity-Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries, has announced that the winner of its Short Video Contest is aspiring scientist, Mrs Lyn-Marie Lynton of Barbados. The competition was launched on 20 May during the First Webinar in the Biodiversity Webinar Series 2022 coordinated…

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  • Photo of Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett to the Regional Conference of the ‘Closing the Circle: Marine Debris, Sargassum and Marine Spatial Planning Research and Capacity Building Programme, Dominica, 5 April 2022

    Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett to the Regional Conference of the ‘Closing the Circle: Marine Debris, Sargassum and Marine Spatial Planning Research and Capacity Building Programme, Dominica, 5 April 2022

    Your Excellency Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is my distinct pleasure to address this first session of this series of Conferences facilitating dialogue on better ocean management in the Caribbean. I commend the World Maritime University (WMU) for not only hosting this important…

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  • 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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