climate change

  • Photo of CARICOM and Chile demonstrate South-south Cooperation at Work

    CARICOM and Chile demonstrate South-south Cooperation at Work

    BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JULY 5TH, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Caribbean leaders today officially exchanged views with the President of the Republic of Chile, Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, at the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Georgetown, Guyana. Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, who is the Chairman of…

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  • Photo of Suriname President encourages Region to diversify economic offerings

    Suriname President encourages Region to diversify economic offerings

    President of Suriname His Excellency Desi Bouterse has encouraged the Region to further diversify its offerings on the economic market. He was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government on Monday July 4, 2016 in Georgetown Guyana. President Bouterse highlighted that the Region faced a number of economic challenges…

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  • Photo of Inaction on Climate Change could lead to enormous costs for the Caribbean

    Inaction on Climate Change could lead to enormous costs for the Caribbean

    Unless bold steps are taken now to eliminate the risks from Climate Change “future generations are in big trouble and for the Caribbean the trouble is massive “.  This is the warning given by UWI Professor Emeritus and former Assistant Secretary General for Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat,  Dr.  Edward Greene, to a large audience at the UWI Distinguished…

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  • Photo of USAID project boosts Grenada’s resilience to climate change

    USAID project boosts Grenada’s resilience to climate change

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday June 23, 2016 – Grenada’s capacity to mitigate climate change risks stemming from storms, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events has been enhanced by a US$9.5 million Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change (RRACC) project. It is implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Organization of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Climate Change Institution wins international award

    CARICOM Climate Change Institution wins international award

    The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has been awarded the 2016 Energy Globe for a project submitted on Belize. CCCCC won from over 1,500 projects submitted from 170 countries and according to a statement issued here, the Energy Globe Award is a prestigious environmental prize worldwide. “It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as…

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  • CDB boosts climate adaptation and capacity building projects

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) increased its capacity-building work in the Region in 2015 focusing on climate adaptation, renewable energy, public sanitation, environmental awareness and sustainability programmes. In this regard, financing was provided to help Haiti improve its population’s access to sanitation services. The Bank is also collaborating with the National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DINEPA), the agency…

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  • Photo of CARICOM bloc signs and 5 member states ratify historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

    CARICOM bloc signs and 5 member states ratify historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

    Fourteen CARICOM nations, with only the exclusion of Montserrat, a British overseas territory, have joined 160 countries and the European Union in signing the historic Paris Agreement on Friday, April 22, according to a listing of the signing ceremony published by the United Nations. The participation of 175 signatories far exceeded the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement,…

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  • Photo of Region continues climate change planning

    Region continues climate change planning

    The Caribbean Community continues to plan the way forward following the recent signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Member agencies of the Regional Coordinating Committee on Climate Change (RCCC) met in St. Lucia 27-28 April, to review the progress made in the implementation of the region’s climate change plan and discuss the way forward. The Committee, mandated by CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CARICOM wants equitable financing platform for climate change action – CARICOM Chairman

    CARICOM wants equitable financing platform for climate change action – CARICOM Chairman

      UN Live United Nations Web TV – Dean Barrow (Belize – on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), High-level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement, National Statements Remarks by Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Belize, at the National Statements of the High-level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement at UN Headquarters, New York, Friday 22…

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  • Photo of UN chief seeks fast-paced ratifications for climate change treaty

    UN chief seeks fast-paced ratifications for climate change treaty

    By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Wednesday April 20, 2016, IPS – Over 150 countries, including Caribbean nations, are expected to sign the Paris climate change agreement on Friday, but the historic treaty will not come into force until it has been ratified by 55 countries. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has hailed the agreement as “a landmark of international…

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