climate change

  • Photo of Attitude Change On Environmental Issues Fostered By Youth Ambassadors

    Attitude Change On Environmental Issues Fostered By Youth Ambassadors

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister responsible for Education and UNESCO Honourable Shawn Richards has placed the onus of changing society’s attitude toward the care of the environment on the youth.   This was noted at the launching ceremony of the UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, on May 08.  The minister noted that youth are “best positioned” to take…

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  • Photo of Caribbean entrepreneurs urged to address General Assembly on climate change

    Caribbean entrepreneurs urged to address General Assembly on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22, CMC -The United Nations is appealing to young entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and other developing countries to address a special High-Level Event on Climate Change in June. The UN said that a global search is underway for a young entrepreneur to address the event set for June 29 and convened by the President of the General Assembly, Sam…

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  • Photo of Task force on climate change meets in Saint Lucia

    Task force on climate change meets in Saint Lucia

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 21, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Task Force on Climate Change meets here on Tuesday ahead of the May 9 summit in Martinique to be attended by French President Francois Hollande. The meeting here is being convened by the Belize based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and will be chaired by Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology…

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  • Martinique to Host Caribbean Conference on Climate Change

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, April 15 2015 – In the context of the World Climate Conference in December in Paris, the French Region Martinique has organised a Caribbean conference on climate change. Serge Letchimy, the President of the Regional Council, said French President Francois Hollande will attend the one-day summit here next month. Letchimy said that the May 9 summit will be…

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  • Photo of In Belize, climate change drives coastal management

    In Belize, climate change drives coastal management

    BELIZE CITY, Apr 9 2015 (IPS) – A five-year project launched here in Belize City in March seeks to cement a shift in view of climate change and its impact on Belize’s national development. The Belize Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project (MCCAP) has dual goals: putting in place structures to ensure continued protection for marine protected areas, and ensuring that those who…

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  • Photo of ‘We have to act now’ – President Obama on energy, climate change

    ‘We have to act now’ – President Obama on energy, climate change

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     President of the United States of America Barack Obama said a key focus of the CARICOM-US Summit would be to discuss issues related to energy. He said the CARICOM Region had some of the highest energy costs in the world and noted that Caribbean countries were particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM expresses sympathy to cyclone ravaged Vanuatu

    CARICOM expresses sympathy to cyclone ravaged Vanuatu

    Message of Condolence from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Prime Minister, Honourable Joe Natuman and the Government and People of the Republic of Vanuatu, following the devastating effects of Cyclone Pam: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) expresses its deep sympathy to the Government and people of Vanuatu over the loss of life and property and…

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  • Photo of Caribbean community climate-smarting fisheries, but slowly

    Caribbean community climate-smarting fisheries, but slowly

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 18, 2015, IPS – Caribbean nations have begun work on a plan to ‘climate smart’ the region’s fisheries as part of overall efforts to secure food supplies. The concept is in keeping with plans by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to improve the “integration of agriculture and climate readiness” as the region prepares to…

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  • Sweet Potato a potential crop for future climate in the Caribbean

    A case study presented recently by Jamaican, Applied Climate Researcher to the 2nd Caribbean Weather Information Generator (CARIWIG) Workshop in Barbados has identified sweet potato as a potential climate change adaptation crop. The CARIWIG project, which is funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), is supporting risk-based decision-making in the Region. The project provides locally relevant information on…

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  • Jamaica highly vulnerable to climate change

    TECHNICAL officer in the government's Climate Change Division, Dr Orville Grey, says that Jamaica and other small island developing states are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. “If we look at Jamaica and where we're located, hurricanes make us extremely vulnerable, and because of that, adaptation is an important aspect of our negotiations in dealing with climate change,”…

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