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  • Photo of PRESENTATION BY CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL, DR. CARLA N. BARNETT AT THE PJ PATTERSON INSTITUTE FOR AFRICA-CARIBBEAN ADVOCACY “STRENGTHENING COOPERATION BETWEEN AFRICA AND CARIBBEAN STATES: FACING THE CHALLENGES, CREATING SOLUTIONS”

    PRESENTATION BY CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL, DR. CARLA N. BARNETT AT THE PJ PATTERSON INSTITUTE FOR AFRICA-CARIBBEAN ADVOCACY “STRENGTHENING COOPERATION BETWEEN AFRICA AND CARIBBEAN STATES: FACING THE CHALLENGES, CREATING SOLUTIONS”

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – The UWI Regional Headquarters (Hybrid), 20 March 2024, Session 1: Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: Opportunities for Africa and the Caribbean. Salutations: Excellencies, Fellow Panelists, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen I thank the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, OE, KC, Statesman in Residence, for this initiative which provides an excellent forum for the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and South Africa to formalise mode for structured talks

    CARICOM and South Africa to formalise mode for structured talks

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater, Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and South Africa have agreed to conduct more regular dialogue and have committed to formalising the mechanism to do so. This was one of the main action points emanating from a CARICOM-South Africa Ministerial Meeting held via video conference on 22 March 2024. CARCIOM also reaffirmed its commitment to…

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  • Photo of Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    “Climate Change is a numbers game, and we have to understand what the numbers mean and what they mean for our future,” said the Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of The Bahamas.He was at the time delivering remarks at the opening of a capacity-building workshop for environment and Climate Change statistics and indicators on 12…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, at the CARICOM-South Africa Ministerial Meeting via video conference on 22 March 2022

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, at the CARICOM-South Africa Ministerial Meeting via video conference on 22 March 2022

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – Your Excellency Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa; Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, and Chair of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations; Other Honourable Ministers; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. I welcome today’s…

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  • Photo of World Meteorological Day 2024: Caribbean Meteorological Organization on Frontline of Climate Action

    World Meteorological Day 2024: Caribbean Meteorological Organization on Frontline of Climate Action

    World Meteorological Day 2024 serves as a timely reminder that, through early warnings, adaptation, and an unwavering commitment to climate action, a safer and more sustainable future can be assured for the Caribbean. – Caribbean Meteorological Organization The Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) joins the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the global community in celebrating World Meteorological Day 2024, united under…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ministerial Statement on the Global Stocktake (GST) Ahead of COP 28

    CARICOM Ministerial Statement on the Global Stocktake (GST) Ahead of COP 28

    The Ministers of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcome the First Global Stocktake, as a vital opportunity for a universal push this decade to keep global warming below 1.5°C. There is mounting irrefutable evidence that the world is in uncharted territory and that there is but a narrowing window of opportunity to secure a livable planet…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ministers see COP28 as a test of the world’s commitment to the most vulnerable

    CARICOM Ministers see COP28 as a test of the world’s commitment to the most vulnerable

    MINISTERIAL STATEMENT COP28 is a milestone for the climate agenda. CARICOM Environment Ministers met  in Miami on October 18th 2023 to initiate their final preparations for the annual Climate Change Conference (COP28) to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 30 November to 12 December. COP28 will mark a major milestone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on…

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  • Photo of Six Heads of Government on sub-committee to define regional approach to COP28

    Six Heads of Government on sub-committee to define regional approach to COP28

    Heads of Government of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Suriname and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are on a sub-committee that has been established to chart the regional approach to COP28. Heads of Government set up the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee during the just-concluded 45th Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Given the critical…

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  • Photo of History of CCCCC

    History of CCCCC

    Due to its susceptibility to climate change, the Caribbean Community has traditionally been a main supporter of climate-related initiatives. This was demonstrated early on through its strong support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international environmental treaty that was created in 1992.  In 1994, Barbados hosted the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small…

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  • Photo of Global temperatures set to reach new records in next five years

    Global temperatures set to reach new records in next five years

    (World Meteorological Organisation Press Release) – Global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years, fuelled by heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a naturally occurring El Niño event, according to a new update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).  There is a 66% likelihood that the annual average near-surface global temperature between 2023 and 2027 will be more…

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