April 14, 2021

OECS launches Virtual Art Exhibition on Climate Change and Human Mobility

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Friday, March 19, 2021 — On Friday March 12, 2021, the OECS Commission, in collaboration with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and MeCurator Art Gallery, successfully launched an exciting virtual art exhibition entitled “Climate Change: An Eastern Caribbean Journey.” The exhibition has its origins in a photo contest focusing on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate […]

COP25: Small island states rally together to secure ‘Best Possible Outcome’

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By Crispin d’Auvergne Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — At its conclusion, on the afternoon of Sunday 15 December, and by the time the Parties adopted the final decision, this year’s 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-25) had earned the distinction of being the longest on record. Originally scheduled […]

Bretton Woods at 75: The future of multilateralism

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*Monday at Georgetown Law + via Live Stream* As the World Bank and IMF turn 75, experts discuss the “crisis of multilateralism” and the  future of trade, inclusive globalization, human rights & governance and more WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law’s Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA) together with the Bank Information Center […]

The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Address at the United Nations General Assembly

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Statement by Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis to the General Assembly Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Friday, September 27, 2019 Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, it is a privilege to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Every year at this […]

St. V & G: Town hall meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 — A town hall meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change will be held on September 20th at Buccament Bay, Bay Area in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The media are invited to attend.  WHATThe town hall meeting aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change, migration of population and […]

UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, August 16, 2019—The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors to the global report. Entitled Climate Change and Land: […]

OECS-GIZ host Town Hall Meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change in Saint Lucia

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Friday, July 26, 2019 — Residents of the coastal community of Anse-la-Raye and members of the general public in Saint Lucia had the opportunity to learn and share experiences on the topic of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change at a town hall meeting organised by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission […]

Reporting on Climate Change in the Caribbean

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From UNESCO Twelve Caribbean journalists from the Eastern Caribbean countries gathered at the Department of Environment, in St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda for a UNESCO workshop, Doing Justice to Climate Change Issues: Handbook for Caribbean Media Workers. This capacity-building activity was organized by the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean in partnership with the Association of […]

Jamaica’s ‘Voices for Climate Change’ spreads its message with music

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica – From reggae and dancehall music to jingles extolling the virtues of everything from laundry detergent to fast food, the way to any Jamaican’s heart is through song — prompting Panos Caribbean, a media-savvy non-governmental organisation, to take a musical approach to spread its environmental message. The organisation has […]

Planetary Security in the Caribbean region: Plan of Action on resilience

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From Planetary Security Initiative Planetary Security Initiatives are increasingly moving from analysis to action. The recently agreed upon Plan of Action (POA) on Resilience in the Caribbean, is an excellent example of how regional experts developed a list with 2-do’s to tackle the climate-security nexus in this region, including sharing knowledge, action in the field of water, […]