December 14, 2017

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

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The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example Paris, 12 December 2017 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private […]

Members of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme join the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

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NDRM participates in the 10th CDM Caribbean Conference in Nassau 4-9 December Nassau, December 5th of 2017 – Representatives of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme for the Caribbean Region (NDRM) are participating today in the 10th edition of the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), held at the Melia Nassau hotel of Bahamas […]

Leaders, officials in New York for hurricane pledging conference

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By Bert Wilkinson |From Amsterdam News Caribbean leaders and officials were in New York this week for a major international pledging conference aimed at raising more than $3 billion to help rebuild several islands nations that were pulverized by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes this season the 15-nation bloc said Monday. The leaders of Dominica, St. […]

EU supports recovery and resilience in the Caribbean region with €300 million

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European Commission – Press release New York, 21 November 2017 The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference on the Caribbean in New York. Today, at the High-Level Donor Conference for the Caribbean […]

Cayman Islands are counting on a successful stats conference

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Some 50 statisticians representing 21 countries and international organisations are this week attending three different meetings in the Cayman Islands for the first time. Held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, the conference is comprised of the 42nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (23-25 October), the 27th Regional Census Coordinating Committee […]

CDB president concludes meetings in Washington DC

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From Antigua Chronicle President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, yesterday concluded a visit to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The President, accompanied by Vice-President (Operations), Monica La Bennett, attended high-level meetings, met with key stakeholders in the global development […]

Trinidad: Regional scientists to present 1.5 report at Caribbean Climate Change Conference

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Port-of-Spain: October 8, 2017: When scientists and researchers meet in Trinidad at the International Climate Change Conference for the Caribbean this week, it will be in the aftermath of the devastation wrought in the region by successive monster storms in the current 2017 Hurricane Season. The conference, which is being hosted by the Caribbean Community Climate […]

Speed up funding to help Caribbean ward off disaster – bank head

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By Sophie Hares REUTERS From Daily Mail UK MEXICO CITY, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Caribbean nations need faster access to capital to invest in protection against the creeping effects of climate change, as many struggle to recover from the devastating blow of Hurricane Irma, said the president of the Caribbean Development Bank. The […]

What does “Climate-Smart Agriculture” really mean? New tool breaks it down

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By Desmond Brown IPS From Caribbean News Service PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 15 2017 (IPS) – A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects, processes and products. This comes as global attention is drawn to climate-smart agriculture as one of the approaches […]

Caribbean Development Bank announces projects across the region

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From WIC News The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have announced a the approval of a number of projects across the region. Members met in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, last week to discuss future plans. WIC News brings you the full round-up of the confirmed projects. The Bahamas The government […]