May 16, 2022

Why actually climate neutral?

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Until recently, everyone was talking about the Paris Agreement on climate protection. It aims to limit the average temperature increase to 2 °C, preferably 1.5 °C. Why is there now talk of climate neutrality and what is the connection? To understand this, you need to know that there is an overall carbon budget that describes […]

Fossil fuel production ‘dangerously out of sync’ with climate change targets

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Despite increased climate ambition and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of energy from fossil fuels in 2030, than the amount that would limit global warming to the Paris Agreement level of 1.5°C.  20 October 2021 – That’s according to the 2021 Production Gap Report, released this Wednesday by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Over […]

As COP26 gets under way, PwC Net Zero Economy Index finds global rate of decarbonisation must increase 5X to meet Paris Agreement climate goal

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3 November, 2021: The rate of decarbonisation required to achieve the 1.5°C objective set out in the Paris Agreement is five times as challenging, following a short-lived COVID-19 related decline in global emissions. As world leaders, including Premier of the Cayman Islands, Wayne Panton, kick off the UN Climate Summit – COP26, the “PwC Net […]

Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe can give the Paris Agreement a major boost

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By Guy Edwards From Global Americans With one degree of global warming we are already sailing perilously close to the wind. A survivor from Paradise, the Californian town decimated by forest fire, or a Caribbean Islander following the catastrophic 2017 hurricane season would say we are already in very dangerous waters. If only one degree […]

IDB commends Jamaica on climate change activities

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BY: ALECIA SMITH From JIS Story Highlights The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has commended Jamaica on its work to advance activities relating to its climate change agenda. “Jamaica is in a position of leadership. You are way ahead of a lot of countries in this realm,” said Chief of Operations, IDB Jamaica, Adriana La Valley, who […]

‘A huge mess’: Failure at COP24 climate talks would be ‘suicidal’

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By John D. Sutter From CNN Katowice, Poland (CNN)The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change — the United States, the UK, Germany, China, Canada and India among them — are not present here in Poland to try to keep the wheels from falling off an agreement meant to save […]

Panos Caribbean launches new climate justice campaign

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Joint Media Release by CDB and CCCCC, in collaboration with CARICOM, OECS and other regional entities. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — On the eve of the next global climate change conference to be held in Poland in December, and following the release of a special report by the International Panel on Climate Change that highlights […]

Capitalism’s greed fomenting terrorism, hurting sustainable development, asserts Cuban president

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — The consequences of capitalism, imperialism and neo-liberalism are not only manifesting in fascism and conflicts around the globe, they are also diverting much needed resources which could have helped implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or address climate change impacts, the Cuban president told world leaders […]

Joint declaration by the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the EU on climate change

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We, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Guided by the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement; In pursuit of the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris […]

Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan launched

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Monday, May 14, 2018 — Tuesday 8th May saw the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan. The Plan is the final output of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Project which was funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and executed by Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd. and Climate Analytics […]