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  • Photo of Climate change is a planetary emergency – how can we avert disaster?

    Climate change is a planetary emergency – how can we avert disaster?

    The Earth has coped relatively well with emissions so far.But ‘tipping points’ are being reached.Read the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report (World Economic Forum) While politics continue to cripple efforts to fight the planetary emergency, the science remains as unequivocal and irrefutable as ever. We have already crossed a number of ‘tipping points’ in the Earth system; vital thresholds beyond…

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  • Photo of REGIONAL STATEMENT ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) SPECIAL REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS (1.5 °C SPECIAL REPORT)

    REGIONAL STATEMENT ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) SPECIAL REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS (1.5 °C SPECIAL REPORT)

    We, the Ministers responsible for addressing climate change in the Caribbean Community:   Recalling the escalated climate change impacts that the region has experienced in recent years with warming of 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels, including the devastating impacts from hurricanes and tropical storms and other weather-related extreme events, and the adverse effects these impacts have had on particularly vulnerable…

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  • Photo of Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    (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 projects in the Caribbean Region. The signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) took place on the margins of the Green Climate Fund’s Caribbean Structured Dialogue meeting in Grenada, and which brought…

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  • Photo of Trinidad and Tobago asks regional catastrophe facility for financial help

    Trinidad and Tobago asks regional catastrophe facility for financial help

    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 Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Imbert said in the tweet that the CCRIF usually deals only with hurricane relief, but that two years ago, the Ministry of Finance paid for additional coverage for…

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  • Photo of Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    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 Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda. “Just as we bring climate change to the heart of the health sector, we must work…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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  • Photo of Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    (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 meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). At the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October, 2018, the ministers approved the protocol to the…

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  • Photo of Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

    Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

    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 towards the Eastern Caribbean. Kirk which was earlier this week downgraded to a Tropical depression has regained strength and is currently packing winds of 45 miles-per-hour (75 km/h). At…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    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 Regional and other Organisations on 12-13 June 2018 in New York. The Dialogue was  aimed at strengthening strategic and operational cooperation in the area of international peace and security. Discussions were structured in three thematic sessions, exploring…

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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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