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Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

Posted: 13 November 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance
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CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

Posted: 26 October 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recorded a significant milestone with the release of a report on the state of biodiversity management in the Region.The report examines how CARICOM Member
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Trinidad and Tobago asks regional catastrophe facility for financial help

Posted: 22 October 2018 - Regional News
The Ministry of Finance has requested the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to urgently disburse funds under our catastrophe insurance policy.This was confirmed via a tweet by
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Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

Posted: 19 October 2018 - Regional News
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island
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CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

Posted: 17 October 2018 - Press Releases
 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway
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The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

Posted: 16 October 2018 - Regional News
By Kenton X. ChanceBRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country
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Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

Posted: 16 October 2018 - Regional News
(CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level
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Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

Posted: 28 September 2018 - Regional News
(Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe are under a Tropical Storm Warning and St. Vincent and the Grenadines under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Kirk churns its way
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Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

Posted: 07 August 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging close collaboration between Caribbean Small Island and Low-lying Developing States (SIDS) and those in the Indian Ocean and Pacific
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Exploit efficiencies to deliver benefits for the people of CARICOM and to remain relevant

Posted: 06 July 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Exploiting efficiencies and opportunities to deliver benefits to the people, was the central chord of
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CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Posted: 14 June 2018 - Press Releases
On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other Heads of
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Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

Posted: 21 April 2018 - Regional News
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
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CARICOM SG briefed by his Commonwealth counterpart ahead of Summit

Posted: 17 April 2018 - Press Releases
Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque was this morning briefed by Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland on the issues before this week's Commonwealth Heads of
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Clinton Global Action Network on post-disaster recovery launched with CARICOM participation

Posted: 03 April 2018 - Press Releases
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
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Tourism Congress to address theme of building resilience in tourism sector

Posted: 14 March 2018 - Regional News
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (March 12, 2018) – When the XXIV Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism opens on Wednesday, March 21 at the Guyana
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CARICOM needs very concessional financing for climate resilience - Secretary-General LaRocque says

Posted: 27 February 2018 - Press Releases
  The Caribbean Community’s goal of creating a climate resilient region requires significant grant funding and very concessional financing, CARICOM
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Building a climate-resilient Community among matters for CARICOM 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting

Posted: 22 February 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community’s push to build a more climate-resilient Community following the devastating 2017 hurricane season is among matters for deliberation by CARICOM Heads of Government at
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PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

Posted: 21 February 2018 - Regional News
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said a collaborative approach is needed to realize the government’s idea of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world.Speaking
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Dominica hurricane damage survey likely to help reduce disaster risk worldwide

Posted: 15 February 2018 - Regional News
The biggest natural disaster to ever hit the Caribbean island of Dominica is now likely to provide guidelines for reducing the risk globally of disaster from hurricanes.Scientists led by disaster
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SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

Posted: 15 February 2018 - Regional News
  “It is crucial to increase the level of investment of climate finance for health.” - CARICOM Secretary-General,Caribbean Community
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‘Building back better’: a resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

Posted: 31 January 2018 - Article
Building back better’ after a disaster intuitively makes sense, but it is challenging and requires a deep understanding of the causes of disaster, recovery processes and future climate and
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CARICOM, UN Environment discuss closer cooperation

Posted: 29 January 2018 - Press Releases
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has expressed strong interest in strengthening its collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to improve environmental
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St. Kitts and Nevis receives support for hurricane recovery effort

Posted: 10 January 2018 - Press Releases
St. Kitts and Nevis’ post-hurricane recovery efforts were boosted on Monday, January 8, 2018 when the Government of the State of Qatar made a financial contribution to the Government of the
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A year that will have a lasting impact – CARICOM Secretary-General

Posted: 27 December 2017 - Press Releases
End  of  Year Messageby the Secretary-Generalo f theCaribbean Community (CARICOM)Ambassador Irwin LaRocque There is no doubt that the events of 2017 will have a lasting
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Bahamas PM warns region at great risk of climate change

Posted: 05 December 2017 - Regional News
  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
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Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support, urgent climate action – UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

Posted: 28 November 2017 - Press Releases
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
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CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

Posted: 20 November 2017 - Press Releases
 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
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Help SIDS to help themselves – PM Chastanet issues call at COP23

Posted: 16 November 2017 - Press Releases
“I call on developed countries to help SIDS help themselves. We cannot wait till 2020 to see finance to deal with the emergency situations, build resilience in our countries as far as possible,
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CARICOM and UNDP share a side-event at COP 23

Posted: 14 November 2017 - Press Releases
CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada and his Saint Lucian counterpart Prime Minister Allen Chastanet along with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque were part
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