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Letter: It's way too hot

July 14, 2017
Letter: It's way too hot In Arizona, where temperatures now routinely muscle their way to 120 degrees or more, folks can fry eggs on the sidewalk and bake cookies in cars giving new meaning to the term “outdoor kitchen.” Where I live in Woodland Hills, California, in the San Fernando Valley – a neighborhood my disapproving...

Regional stakeholders discuss integrating climate resilience in road transport sector

July 7, 2017
Regional stakeholders discuss integrating climate resilience in road transport sector BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In the Caribbean, road infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and damage caused by natural hazards. At a workshop held July 4 to 5, 2017, at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), stakeholders from the region discussed the...

Commentary: A greener future will not be decent by definition, but by design

June 5, 2017
Commentary: A greener future will not be decent by definition, but by design Climate change is the result of human activity. That activity is, for the most part, work or work-related. It is only logical then that the world of work has a key role to play in finding a solution to this pressing issue. The power of climate change to damage infrastructure, disrupt businesses and destroy jobs...

Caribbean leaders condemn US withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement

June 3, 2017
Caribbean leaders condemn US withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, was one of many leaders from the region and around the world that have condemned the announcement on Thursday by President Donald Trump that the US would withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. “Climate change is a...

Climate change and flooding threaten 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands

May 25, 2017
Climate change and flooding threaten 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands BELIZE CITY, Belize -- A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels. In addition to coastal erosion...

Regional organisation benefits from climate information service course in China

May 16, 2017
Regional organisation benefits from climate information service course in China KINGSTON, Jamaica -- PANOS Caribbean is among the more than 30 representatives from organisations across the developing world, gathered in China this month for a training programme to boost their knowledge of climate information services. The “Climate Change and Climate Information...

Jamaica to earn from reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

May 15, 2017
Jamaica to earn from reduction of greenhouse gas emissions KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica has embarked on the first phase of a global initiative that will enable the country to cash in on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forestry Degradation...

Climate change impacts to be discussed at CDB annual meeting in Turks and Caicos

May 11, 2017
Climate change impacts to be discussed at CDB annual meeting in Turks and Caicos BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has called attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, 2017, the CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation.

Climate change adaptation project under discussion in Jamaica

May 10, 2017
Climate change adaptation project under discussion in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Senior officers from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) are meeting in Jamaica with counterparts from the German Development Bank (KfW) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for discussions on a regional Coastal Protection...

Major OECS climate change initiative launched in Grenada

May 9, 2017
Major OECS climate change initiative launched in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The official launch of the iLAND Resilience awareness initiative was held in Grenada amidst a week of events organised by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission to advance sustainable development and climate change priorities.

Regional experts lay groundwork for roadmap on climate change and health

May 1, 2017
Regional experts lay groundwork for roadmap on climate change and health GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Recognised by the World Health Organization, as one of the greatest threats to human health and the environment, climate change can affect safe drinking water, secure shelter, and sufficient food in the Caribbean region. While emissions of greenhouse gases from...

Significant progress made to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in St Lucia

March 24, 2017
Significant progress made to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Two days of consultations held in Saint Lucia recently have laid the groundwork for implementation of a National Strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). Agencies and experts in attendance during the two-day consultations...

Commentary: Climate change and common sense

January 25, 2017
Commentary: Climate change and common sense I'm not a scientist, I'm not a brilliant man and only moderately intelligent -- but of this I'm absolutely certain: the climate change alarm is a hoax. A whole pile of rubbish. I say so because of common sense. We are told that if we continue living as we are using fossil fuels -- coal and oil...

Trinidad and Tobago civil society ready to tackle climate change in 2017

January 6, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago civil society ready to tackle climate change in 2017 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Five civil society organisations (CSOs) in Trinidad and Tobago are starting 2017 ready to tackle climate change through raising awareness, advocating for strong policies and action, and implementing practical adaptation projects guided by assessments of...

First marine climate change report card for the Caribbean in the works

December 10, 2016
First marine climate change report card for the Caribbean in the works BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working with other Caribbean agencies and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), a marine science and technology agency sponsored by the...

IDB engages Caribbean youth on creating vibrant economies, climate change and other issues

November 21, 2016
IDB engages Caribbean youth on creating vibrant economies, climate change and other issues KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Since the appointment last April of Therese Turner-Jones as general manager of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Caribbean country department, there has been increased academic and social engagement with the youth across the region.

Antigua-Barbuda PM calls for immediate intervention on climate change with US president-elect

November 18, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda PM calls for immediate intervention on climate change with US president-elect MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne speaking at a high-level meeting of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, called on all government and special groupings in the United Nations to commence...

Past five years hottest on record, says UN weather agency

November 9, 2016
Past five years hottest on record, says UN weather agency GENEVA, Switzerland -- In a new detailed analysis of the global climate between 2011 and 2015 – the hottest five-year period on record – the United Nations weather agency has found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous...

Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, COP22 convenes

November 4, 2016
Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, COP22 convenes NEW YORK, USA -- The Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force on November 4, 2016, 30 days after the required minimum of states (55) – accounting for 55 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions – ratified the convention. The central aim of the agreement is to keep...

Green Climate Fund accredits CDB

October 26, 2016
Green Climate Fund accredits CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is now an accredited partner institution of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Through the accreditation, CDB now has better access to funding to support low-emission and climate-resilient programmes and projects..

Commentary: Why affordable and clean energy matters

October 25, 2016
Commentary: Why affordable and clean energy matters Why affordable and clean energy matters? This is a clever and important question, especially for the gem of the Caribbean islands: Curacao. We are in the century where the sky's the limit. Where we can achieve more than those who came before us could only dream of. Global warming is...

US embassy hosts citizen science and climate change program in Dominica

October 19, 2016
US embassy hosts citizen science and climate change program in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- A three-country traveling program to promote ways ordinary “citizen scientists” can help observe and promote awareness of climate change in their communities, sponsored by the US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of Eastern...

US embassy continues citizen science and climate change program in St Vincent

October 17, 2016
US embassy continues citizen science and climate change program in St Vincent KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A three-country traveling program to promote ways ordinary “citizen scientists” can help observe and promote awareness of climate change in their communities, sponsored by the US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of...

Jamaica Foromic to address entrepreneurship, urban inclusion and climate change issues

October 17, 2016
Jamaica Foromic to address entrepreneurship, urban inclusion and climate change issues MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Later this month, over 1,000 people from all over the Americas -- or even further away -- will gather in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for the 19th annual Foromic conference, the region’s most important event focused on financial inclusion and how it drives economic...

Caribbean countries share plans to adapt to climate change at Grenada meeting

October 13, 2016
Caribbean countries share plans to adapt to climate change at Grenada meeting ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Representatives from 11 Caribbean countries and development agency partners are meeting in Grenada’s capital of St George’s this week to discuss strategies to prepare for the impact of climate change. Grenada held the final consultation for its National Adaptation...

US embassy hosts Eastern Caribbean citizen science and climate change program

October 13, 2016
US embassy hosts Eastern Caribbean citizen science and climate change program BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is hosting Dr Gillian Bowser, research scientist at Colorado State University, in a three-country traveling program to promote ways ordinary...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Climate change - a test of the region's staying power

October 8, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Climate change - a test of the region's staying power After a period of uncertainty, it has been confirmed that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will enter into force on November 4. This is good news for the Caribbean, one of the most at risk parts of the world from sea level change and severe climatic events. By global treaty standards...

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