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22/9/16, Guyana emerging as a ‘green state’ »»
  Underscoring the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the president of Guyana highlighted that his country will continue to pursue a ‘green’ economy and will be a reliable and cooperative partner in international efforts to protect the earth’s environment. “[Guyana] realizes that the establishment of … Continue reading
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22/9/16, Caribbean countries to benefit from new global climate fund »»
Six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are seeking assistance for funding of climate related projects from the recently launched Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub. The agreement for the new Commonwealth initiative was signed by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth. The first countries to formally request assistance from the Commonwealth Climate … Continue reading
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14/9/16, Water Security in the Caribbean »»
Water security challenges in the Caribbean are unique to each country, however, common challenges have recently been identified. In the video above, Keith Nichols, the Project Development Specialist at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) speaks of the need for a strategic approach to develop the water sector, including the  challenges facing the region. … Continue reading
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14/9/16, CDEMA and IDEA International Awarded Silver Medal for Collaborative Project in Management for Development Results »»
 The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is the recipient of a Silver Medal award which is shared with the Institute for Development in Economics and Administration (IDEA International). The award was sponsored by the International Development Bank (IDB) and presented during the IX International Seminar of the Sub-National Governments Network (CoPLAC) held in Guadalajara, … Continue reading
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13/9/16, Caribbean leaders to convene in Saint Lucia for groundbreaking conservation meetings »»
Next week, Caribbean leaders from up to 15 nations, including Ministers and other government officials, private sector and civil society, will convene in Saint Lucia for a five-day event to advance regional marine conservation goals, sustainable finance strategies and cooperation in the Caribbean. The Fourth Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) Annual Meeting and the First Meeting … Continue reading
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13/9/16, Belize to Make its Energy Sector More Climate Resilient »»
  Belize will strengthen the climate resilience of its energy sector as a result of a US$8 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved today by the World Bank Board of Directors. “A major concern we often grapple with is extreme weather,” said Frank Mena, Belize’s Minister of State for Finance, Public Service, … Continue reading
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12/9/16, Climate Change Division Gets Green Light For GCF Capacity Support »»
Jamaica has received from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for capacity-building support to the tune of US$300,000 for the Climate Change Division, acting as national designed authority (NDA) with the fund. The new boss at the division, Una May Gordon, made the revelation in an interview with The Gleaner earlier this week. “We are going … Continue reading
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9/9/16, Caribbean countries meet in Grenada ahead of COP22 in Morocco »»
Grenada is hosting the CARICOM Climate Change Negotiators and Ministerial preparatory meeting in preparation for the Conference of Parties (COP) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held in Morocco this year. The three-day conference, which began on Monday, is being attended by representatives from 12 countries as well as … Continue reading
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7/9/16, Deadline for CCIC Accelerator Programme is Sept. 9 »»
Application for the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center’s (CCIC) Accelerator Programme will close on September 9. The six-month programme, which offers mentorship, guidance as well as resources to entrepreneurs in the field of ‘clean energy’, seeks to promote climate change mitigation. Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), Dr. Cliff Riley, speaking at a JIS … Continue reading
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5/9/16, Civil society advocates for better environmental standards in the Eastern Caribbean »»
PRESS RELEASE – Saint Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica are the only two Eastern Caribbean countries that have not yet signed on to the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Declaration on Principle 10. This declaration, which has a total of 22 LAC signatory countries (4 of which are from the Eastern Caribbean), is seeking … Continue reading
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5/9/16, CCREEE Vacancy – Administration and Finance Consultant & Senior Administrative Secretary »»
The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency is seeking to recruit an Administration and Finance Consultant (AFC) to assist in establishing the internal rules and procedures and a Senior Administrative Secretary (SAS) to assist in the establishment of the CCREEE secretarial system. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications through … Continue reading
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5/9/16, Jamaica Readies For 2016 Climate Talks »»
Jamaica has begun preparations to participate in this year’s international climate talks set for Marrakesh in November, having earlier inked the historic Paris Agreement, which emerged from last year’s negotiations, held in France. “I know the Government intends to be represented as usual, so discussions have started on the complement of the team to go … Continue reading
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5/9/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: School Supplies »»
#5CsDailyTips Across all CARICOM nations students are beginning their first day of the new school year. Some teachers and parents are aware that there are ways to make the classroom  and students more eco-friendly.  So it’s time to reevaluate your school supply closet and figure out how to introduce safer, more environmentally friendly pens, paints … Continue reading
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2/9/16, World Conservation Congress opens, focus on scaling up actions on SDGs »»
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC), ‘Planet at the Crossroads,’ opened on 1 September in Honolulu, Hawai’i, the US. The WCC will focus on the challenge of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years. Over 6,000 participants from around the world are expected to … Continue reading
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1/9/16, Climate Change is affecting your cup of coffee »»
Climate change is already putting production and cost pressures on the supply of coffee in significant parts of the world’s ‘bean belt’ of coffee producing countries. Increasing temperatures and extreme weather events will cut the area suitable for production by up to 50 per cent, erode coffee quality and increase coffee prices for consumers, according … Continue reading
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29/8/16, USD33 mn to Finance Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure in the Caribbean »»
Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide USD33,000,000 towards financing sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean region. At least 50 percent of the funds will be used to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. The agreement was signed last month at … Continue reading
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26/8/16, Successful Implementation of Bioenergy Course »»
  Belmopan, Belize; August 26, 2016 – According to Belize policy targets, the country aims at increasing its share of renewable energy. Till now Bioenergy, especially Biogas, is not utilized on industrial scales in Belize. To help achieve this goal and build capacity in this sector, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in cooperation … Continue reading
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25/8/16, Caribbean Climate Innovation Center Entrepreneurship Programme »»
LaunchIT GreenTech is the first programme of its kind in the Caribbean which is designed to promote the growth and development of clean technology companies within the Caribbean. Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from a six-month curriculum that focuses on business modelling, prototype development, go-to-market strategy, financing and creation of industry connections that clean technology start-ups … Continue reading
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24/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Use real plants for class pets »»
#5CsDailyTips If your classroom has a pet turtle, lizard or fish, use real plants instead of synthetic or plastic plants. It’s better for the greater environment, as well as your little friend. Summer holidays have come to an end and schools have reopened across the region.  There are several ways to ‘Go Green’ in your … Continue reading
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22/8/16, 27 persons seeking a spot on BVI’s Climate Change Trust Fund Board »»
Residents now have the opportunity to give their assessment of 27 persons who are seeking to sit on the Climate Change Trust Fund Board of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The Trust Fund is a newly established and independent scheme aimed at raising money to tackle the territory’s climate change-related issues, by increasing energy efficiency … Continue reading
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22/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Plan an end-of-the-day room check »»
#5CsDailyTips Summer holidays have come to an end and schools have reopened across the region.  There are several ways to ‘Go Green’ in your classroom. Over next few days, we will feature some projects that teachers can engage students to make  eco-conscious choices while taking real steps to save our planet.   During the last few … Continue reading
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18/8/16, The documents being downloaded about Climate Change in CARICOM States »»
For the month of July 2016, a total of 33,665 documents were retrieved from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s (CCCCC) Regional Clearinghouse. A list of the top 20 documents are listed in the table below. If you would like to research and read other documents from CARICOM member states visit the CCCCC’s Clearinghouse. The … Continue reading
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17/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Health Effects of Climate Change »»
#5CsDailyTips Climate change increases our exposure to harmful pollutants. Increased ground-level ozone is associated with impaired lung function as well as increased emergency room visits and hospital admissions for asthma. In addition, more frequent and intense wildfires can increase particulate matter exposure, which is linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and respiratory illness. … Continue reading
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16/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Health Effects of Climate Change »»
#5CsDailyTips Changing climate intensifies weather-related disasters like wildfires and floods that threaten public safety. Sadly, the health dangers of extreme weather events don’t stop when the disaster ends. In the aftermath, countless more people live in unhealthy conditions and suffer from mental health repercussions like anxiety and PTSD. Here’s what you can do to avoid causing wildfires: … Continue reading
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15/8/16, Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up. »»
  On a warming Earth, seas inevitably rise, as ice on land melts and makes its way to the ocean. And not only that — the ocean itself swells, because warm water expands. We already know this is happening — according to NASA, seas are currently rising at a rate of 3.5 millimeters per year, which … Continue reading
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15/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Health Effects of Climate Change »»
#5CsDailyTips Warmer weather exacerbates the risks of strokes, heart attacks, asthma attacks, and the spread of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya. Zika is also causing serious risks to pregnant mothers and the elderly. Climate change and extreme weather events are threatening our health today, and if left unaddressed, will lead to … Continue reading
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15/8/16, Management of Water Resources for Climate CHange Adaptation Webinar »»
A webinar on the Integrated Management of Water Resources for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture: Experiences from the Caribbean is being held on Tuesday August 16, 8:00 Belize/10:00 ECS/11:00 Suriname at the IICA office. The speakers include Kevon Rhiney from the University of the West Indies and Carlos Fuller, the International and Regional Liaison Officer for … Continue reading
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12/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips When you save vegetable seeds, you save money on gardening, become more food self-sufficient, create new, custom varieties of vegetables that grow best in your backyard and have fun in the process! #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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11/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Always practice crop rotation and intercropping in order to utilise your land properly. It is the practice of growing of different crops in the same area in sequential seasons with an aim to get maximum products with minimum cost and to increase soil fertility. You can practice crop rotation of tomatoes with cabbages, or potatoes. Is this … Continue reading
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10/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Mulching is a a great way to prevent weeds from springing up in your garden, but it’s also an ideal method of conserving soil moisture. In areas with watering restrictions, this is especially important. Add a 2 to 3-inch layer of the mulch of your choice to your garden beds and around landscape plants. … Continue reading
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10/8/16, Vacancy – Legal Water Expert »»
UNOPS is seeking to recruit a Legal Water Expert to develop a national Water Legislation/Act for the government of Mauritius. Vacancy code: VA/2016/B5303/10626 Position title: Legal Water Expert Level: ICS-11 Department/office: AFR, KEOH, Kenya Duty station: Home based Contract type: International ICA Contract level: IICA-3 Duration: 4 months Application period: 10-Aug-2016 to 18-Aug-2016 For more … Continue reading
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9/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Whenever you are chopping vegetables for a meal, you can save the excess bits you’ve cut off of the vegetables that are well-suited for making soup stock such as onion skins, stems of leafy greens, carrot ends, etc. Store all of these in a  bag in your freezer, and when you’ve gotten a good stash … Continue reading
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9/8/16, Notice of Award of Contract »»
Supply and Installation of Two (2) Ground Mounted Array Type Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic System at the Argyle International Airport, St. Vincent and The Grenadines 1. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is pleased to advise that the evaluation of proposals to provide technical assistance for the execution of the contract titled “Supply and … Continue reading
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8/8/16, CARIB Web Dialogue: The Environmental Sustainability Challenge »»
The Caribbean Future Forum invites you to participate online in our webinar  “The Environmental Sustainability Challenge” with Dr. Richard Byron-Cox of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Professor Valerie Stoute, Programme Professor Environmental Studies, UTT. This webinar will explore the the challenges faced in achieving environmental sustainability in Caribbean nations while identifying … Continue reading
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3/8/16, 5C’s Office Closed due to Weather »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is located in Belmopan, the Capital of Belize. Tropical Storm Earl is intensifying and on a westward path to pass over Belize sometime Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. The office will close at 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 3rd and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5th.  … Continue reading
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2/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Reuse plastic drums by connecting a hose as a yard sink. It can be used for cleaning vegetables outside. A bucket underneath saves the water (and nutrients from the soil) that can be put it back on the garden. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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1/8/16, US$ 7.2 Million to Boost Climate Change Resilience »»
A total of US$7.2 million will be made available to micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in the tourism and agricultural sectors, to finance climate change adaptation initiatives islandwide. The money, which will be in the form of loans and grants, is being provided under the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism Project, a component of … Continue reading
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1/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Make all garden fencing with scrap wood and build vegetable trellises and arbors with fallen branches and saplings. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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28/7/16, CCCCC Participates in an Energy of Nature vs Nature of Energy Conference »»
  Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre delivered a presentation on Belize and the International Response to Climate Change at the Second Part of the Energy of nature vs the Nature of Energy Conference Series which was held at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City, … Continue reading
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27/7/16, Vacancy – Energy Efficiency Project Officer »»
The GIZ REETA Programme is looking to recruit an Energy Efficiency Project Officer to be housed at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Energy Programme. Peruse the official Terms of Reference. The deadline for submission of applications is 13 August 2016 at 24:00 hrs EST. The Position of Energy Efficiency Project Officer is open to all nationals of … Continue reading
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27/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Green Product Certification »»
#5CsDailyTips A labelling program for energy efficient homes, building products, electronics and appliances.  ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. No product will ever be 100% “green,” since all product development will have some … Continue reading
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26/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Green Product Certification »»
#5CsDailyTips When looking to go green at the dinner table many will look for certified organic foods.  The United States Department of Agriculture has implemented the National Organic Program, which will indicate whether an agricultural product was produced in such a way that integrates biological, cultural and mechanical processes to conserve biodiversity and foster cycling … Continue reading
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25/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Green Product Certification »»
#5CsDailyTips The terms “green” or “sustainable” often refer to products, services or practices that allow for economic development while conserving for future generations. A green product is one that has less of an environmental impact or is less detrimental to human health than the traditional product equivalent. While on the topic of defining a green … Continue reading
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22/7/16, CXC Launch Event in Guyana »»
The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and the Ministry of Education in Guyana will launch a new CAPE subject, Green Engineering, next Thursday 28 July at 10:00 am. Please see this link to share the event on your page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310824749306559/ The launch will be streamed and you follow it using this link: www.cxc.org/cxctv
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22/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Cut the dairy »»
#5CsDailyTips It takes a lot of resources to raise cows, and it’s especially bad if you buy beef from countries where it was grazed on land that used to be tropical forest but was cleared for agricultural use. Deforestation is a top contributor to carbon emissions and thus climate change. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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21/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Use Energy Efficient Appliances »»
#5CsDailyTips Make energy efficiency a primary consideration when choosing a new furnace, air conditioning unit, dishwasher, or refrigerator. Products bearing the ENERGY STAR label are recognized for having superior efficiency. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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19/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Reduce Air Travel »»
#5CsDailyTips Air travel is the biggest impediment today to living on less energy. Use of new video meeting systems is already reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from planes, trains and automobiles. Increase your use of video-conferencing tools like Skype and Facetime. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) utilizes Polycom and zoom, what video conferencing … Continue reading
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18/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Recharge It »»
#5CsDailyTips Use rechargeable batteries instead of throwaway batteries in devices that need standard batteries. Batteries contain a number of chemicals that are considered toxic such as acid, lead, nickel, lithium, cadmium, alkaline, mercury and nickel metal hydride.  The batteries that are thrown into the landfills will eventually breakdown and leach into the environment causing contamination to … Continue reading
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15/7/16, Should the Caribbean and Latin America should integrate more ? »»
Caribbean nations could work more closely together to promote trade and tourism and battle climate change and can integrate more closely with Latin America, say top politicians. Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, speaking at the seventh summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Havana, Cuba, says integration … Continue reading
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15/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Use Both Sides »»
#5CsDailyTips Configure your office printer or copy machine so it prints on both sides of the page. It is cost effective and cuts down on the amount of paper used. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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