June 30, 2022

Opinion: Polluters on the high seas

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By Hilda Heine and Christiana Figueres From New York Times Hilda Heine is the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Christiana Figueres is the former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. International shipping is the backbone of our global trading system. But it can no longer be given […]

We could cross a global warming red line by 2022

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable Within the next five years, global average surface temperatures may temporarily breach a key guardrail set out by the Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new report from the U.K. Met Office.The report warns that global average temperatures are “likely” to exceed 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, above […]

Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target future safe from climate harm

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By Sophie Hares Thomson Reuters Foundation TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate change and grow cleanly, under an action plan launched this week. The countries aim to restructure up […]

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 […]

1.5 Degree goal critical to Caribbean survival

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From Climate Tracker “1.5 is a matter of necessity,” said University of the West Indies’ Professor Michael Taylor, speaking at an event convened by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) as part of the Conference on Climate Change, COP23, taking place in Germany until the end of this […]

Combating climate change: the OECS an official partner of COP 23

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Community for Climate Change Coalition (5Cs) and the United Nations Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) have partnered to represent the region at the COP 23. Public stakeholders, representatives of governments along with the private sector gathered this year to focus on […]

Caribbean countries assessing Paris Agreement

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From Jamaica Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Representatives from several Caribbean countries have started a meeting here that will provide both states and the private sector representatives an opportunity of working towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Assistance Executive Director of the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Dr Mark Bynoe, […]

CARIBBEAN-WEATHER-CARICOM says Hurricane Harvey highlights “unusual weather patterns”

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CMC From Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug 30, CMC – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping says the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey as it swept through Texas in the United States last weekend, “highlights the unusual nature of weather patterns that continue to affect nations across the globe”. In a message to United States […]

Europe stands by Caribbean on climate funding

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By Desmond Brown From IPS News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 26 2017 (IPS) – A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region. Underlining the challenges posed by climate change, Head […]

106th International Labour Conference: ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

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GENEVA (ILO News) ‒ The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has told delegates that nothing will more clearly distinguish the first hundred years of the ILO’s history from the second “than the necessary greening of the world of work”. “Today, the Paris Agreement  and the national commitments made under its terms, […]