climate change

  • Climate Resilience Strategy and Action Plan being developed under the LCDS

    A CLIMATE Resilience Strategy and Action Plan (CRSAP) is currently being developed by the Government of Guyana through the Office of Climate Change (OCC), to provide a comprehensive framework for addressing climate change adaptation and resilience in Guyana. This framework will help Guyana to address direct and indirect impacts associated with extreme events, as well as emerging, indirect, slow-onset climate…

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  • Photo of A Fair Climate Treaty or None at All, Jamaica Warns

    A Fair Climate Treaty or None at All, Jamaica Warns

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 10 2014 (IPS) – As the clock counts down to the last major climate change meeting of the year, before countries must agree on a definitive new treaty in 2015, a senior United Nations official says members of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) “need to be innovative and think outside the box” if they…

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  • Photo of Climate change has serious implications for fishers, livestock farmers -Caribbean Week of Agriculture hears

    Climate change has serious implications for fishers, livestock farmers -Caribbean Week of Agriculture hears

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The need for robust information and evidence-based policies to combat climate change was underscored during the week as participants at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) focused their attention on the effects climate change was having on livestock and marine resources. While the damage climate change is having on crops is widely observed and…

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  • LIVE: CARICOM @ 69th UN General Assembly –  23 Sept – “National Action and Ambition Announcements” at Climate Change Summit

    This morning, several CARICOM Representatives present their “National Action and Ambition Announcements” at the Climate Change Summit at the UN Headquarters, New York Watch Plenary 1 LIVE Plenary 1 includes Guyana Haiti Grenada Full Speaker list Watch Plenary 2 LIVE Plenary 2 includes Trinidad & Tobago St. Kitts & Nevis Full Speaker list       Plenary 3 includes Barbados…

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  • US promises assistance to Caribbean to reduce impact of climate change

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sept 17, CMC – The United States says it is working with the Eastern Caribbean countries to reduce their vulnerability and increase their resilience to the impact of climate change. Jonathan Conly, the Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, said that Washington is providing assistance to…

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  • Photo of Call to scale up climate partnership for small islands

    Call to scale up climate partnership for small islands

    Caribbean news. 01 September 2014 – The heads of three regional organisations, together with the Commonwealth, have called for the strengthening of a global partnership to support climate change planning and finance in small island developing states. The Climate Resilient Islands Partnership was formed in 2011 and launched at the Rio+20 summit to support island nations, many of whom face…

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  • Photo of Dry spell could stretch to next season, says Met Office

    Dry spell could stretch to next season, says Met Office

    THE Meteorological Service of Jamaica is forecasting that the drought that parts of the island have been experiencing could continue into the January to April dry season of 2015. Director of the Meteorological Service, Jeffrey Spooner says statistics for January to June 2014 this year show that the island received 33 per cent of its normal rainfall, and that if…

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  • Barbados hailed for its climate change efforts

    Small Island Development States (SIDS) were praised during the yesterday’s Global Celebration of World Environment Day 2014 for the front line position they have taken to fight the disastrous effects of climate change. Barbados had the opportunity to be in the spotlight as host to the international event attended by officials from the United Nations System, Secretary General of CARICOM…

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  • IICA warns of water shortage

    MEXICO CITY, CMC – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) says Latin America and Caribbean countries will have to adopt new water management models as agricultural production, industry and energy generation vie for the commodity in coming years. Delegates from more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have been meeting here for the IICA Executive…

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  • CARICOM-GERMANY COOPERATION PLACES FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, and Natural Resources Management and Biodiversity will be the focus of Germany’s assistance to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for the programming period to 2018. This was reiterated recently when a German delegation met in Georgetown, Guyana, to review the CARICOM-Germany technical cooperation programme. The German delegation was…

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