June 30, 2022

Train has left on Caribbean’s 1.5˚C climate goal – meteorologist

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – A leading regional meteorologist Tuesday said the Caribbean and other small island developing states are facing an uphill task in trying to convince the world to contain global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialisation levels.In fact, Puerto Rico-based meteorologist, John Toohey-Morales, told the Caribbean Media […]

Jamaica leads the way on climate change

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By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life Jamaica is taking the lead in hosting the Caribbean’s first ever symposium on Climate Change and World Heritage this month. The unprecedented event will bring together 40 delegates from 12 Caribbean nations with existing World Heritage properties, policy makers and experts involved in climate change. “We recognize the […]

CARICOM advancing climate change goals at COP22

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CARICOM Member States are part of the global community of nations gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for this week’s start of the Climate Conference COP22, which is seeking to accelerate implementation of the agreement reached in Paris at COP 21 last December. CARICOM representatives are hoping to build on the gains from the Paris campaign, where they argued that the impact of […]

This is what a former Caribbean Head of State feels of a Trump Presidency

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By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 25, 2016: A former Caribbean head of state recently delivered a scathing exposé of the likely negative impact to the Caribbean under a Donald Trump administration. Delivering the 18th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture to a crowd of about 140 in Florida recently, […]

Latin American and Caribbean region leading climate action

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Press Release: UNFCCC More than Two Thirds of Latin American and Caribbean Nations’ Climate Action Plans Refer to a Price on Carbon Panama City, 30 September 2016 – Countries in Latin American and the Caribbean region are among the most ambitious in terms of combating climate change and are increasingly making use of markets in […]

ILO Director General: Delivering economic and social justice for indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work

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This International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is the first to follow the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change . These extraordinary achievements have set the international community on a critical path to ending poverty and protecting the planet. The Agenda’s pledge that “no one […]

The View from Europe: CARICOM and climate change

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now On December 12 in Paris, France’s foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, brought to a close the UN climate change conference, COP 21. “I now invite the COP to adopt the decision entitled Paris Agreement outlined in the document,” he said, and then seconds later: “Looking out to the room […]

Paris agreement to shape Cayman’s climate change policies

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties, which took place in Paris this month, resulted in a historic treaty – ‘the Paris Agreement’ – between 195 nations to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future. The Paris Agreement attempts to […]

Caribbean Tourism Board issues statement on Paris Climate Change Agreement

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The Caribbean region is experiencing the impact of the ravaging effects of climate change. Sea level rise, frequent and intense natural hazards; extended dry seasons resulting in water scarcity, loss of livelihoods and the disappearance of some of our islands are among the present-day dangers that we face. The tourism sector and the environment are […]

EU and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries join forces for ambitious global climate deal

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From European Commission. The following press release was issued by the European Commission on December 8, 2015 4:00 pm. The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific states have agreed: – the Paris Agreement must be legally binding, inclusive, fair, ambitious, durable and dynamic – it must set out a clear and operational long-term goal […]