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17/12/14, Reflections on the UN Climate Talks (Guest Post) »»
COP 20 wrapped up in Lima, Peru last week and many attendees are reflecting on the negotiations. Today Caribbean Climate features a review by Indi Mclymont-Lafayette, a Journalist and the Regional Director of Panos Caribbean – a non-government organisation that focuses on development communication. Soo… what has been achieved after two weeks of talks? That was … Continue reading
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16/12/14, Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States »»
The University of Geneva is now providing a course called "Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States". This course provides an overview of climate change adaptation for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It will present key concepts regarding the issues of adaptation to climate change and the methodological tools needed … Continue reading
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15/12/14, Lessons from Jamaica’s Billion-Dollar Drought »»
As Jamaica struggles under the burden of an ongoing drought, experts say ensuring food security for the most vulnerable groups in society is becoming one of the leading challenges posed by climate change. “The disparity between the very rich and the very poor in Jamaica means that persons living in poverty, persons living below the … Continue reading
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12/12/14, “A Partnership Success Story” – 5Cs hosts side event at COP 20 (video) »»
The Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean are minute contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, but are among the most vulnerable countries in the world to Climate Change. We are already experiencing its impacts. More frequent extreme weather events, such as the 2013 rain event in the Eastern Caribbean; the extreme droughts being experienced … Continue reading
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12/12/14, “Partnering for Survival” – Dr Kenrick Leslie calls for deeper partnerships to address Climate Change at COP 20 »»
Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, addressed delegates at the UNFCCC COP 20/MOP 10 on December 12, 2014. Dr Leslie's address focused on the Caribbean's successes in tackling Climate Change in spite of significant challenges and urged greater partnerships to address Climate Change. Peruse Dr Leslie's "Partnering for … Continue reading
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12/12/14, Browse the IDRC Davos 2014 Outcomes Report »»
The outcomes of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2014, which was held from 24th -28 thof August in Davos, Switzerland, is now available. The Outcomes Report is now available for download and consists of two major parts. Part I provides a summary of the findings of the post-conference expert workshop with focus on … Continue reading
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10/12/14, Bringing agriculture into Climate Change commitments »»
Government officials, representatives of UN bodies and agencies, intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations are meeting at COP20 in Lima, Peru, to discuss a new global climate change agreement. Since the notion of agriculture is not on the agenda, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) and other organisations working in agriculture and rural development … Continue reading
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9/12/14, Million dollar project could reduce water price »»
A million dollar renewal energy project that could slash local water bills is expected to be in operation by February. The European Union-funded initiative, according to EU Programme Director for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Joseph McGann, will significantly reduce the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) biggest operating cost – energy. However, speaking to … Continue reading
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8/12/14, COP2O Week 1 Recap: Caribbean notes “small victories” and anticipates Ministerial decisions »»
Week two of COP20 is now underway in Lima, Peru. Here's a round-up of week one from Sharon Lindo, International and Regional Policy Officer at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. The Caribbean Community continues to carve out a niche for itself in the Climate Change negotiations underway at COP 20 in Lima, Peru.  If … Continue reading
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4/12/14, Vacancy: Belize & Saint Lucia National ESD Project Coordinator/Consultant (NC) »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is recruiting a National Coordinator/Consultant (NC) for the Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Buildings Project (“ESD”). The overarching goal is to develop and implement measures for promoting sustainable energy development within the buildings sector and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and make the energy sector … Continue reading
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4/12/14, Finance for Climate Action Flowing Globally – Upwards of 650B in 2011-2012 »»
 Finance for Climate Action Flowing Globally stood at $650 Billion annually in 2011-2012, and possibly higher Annual public and private flows from developed to developing countries ranged from $40 to $175 billion Dedicated multilateral climate funds - including UNFCCC funds – represented small shares during the same period, but are set to rise with the … Continue reading
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1/12/14, CERMES Student Shares Research Experience »»
We have supported extensive field laboratory work for a contingent of students, faculty and support staff  from the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), UWI Cave Hill over the past ten years. The field laboratories are held in Belize, one of the region’s most diverse ecological settings, and afford the students an opportunity to put into action the range … Continue reading
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1/12/14, COP 20 to Lay Foundation for Paris 2015 Agreement »»
The UN Climate Change Conference is now underway in Lima. The meeting, which runs from December 1 – 12, is expected to lay the foundation for an effective new, universal climate change agreement in Paris in 2015 while also raising immediate ambition to act on climate change in advance of the agreement coming into effect in 2020. … Continue reading
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1/12/14, Galleon Fish Sanctuary Video Wins at Cinefish Conference »»
A video about the Galleon Fish Sanctuary won first prize in the ‘Documentary’ category during “Cinefish” at the the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) conference in Barbados last month. The Galleon Fish Sanctuary is supported by the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative (C-FISH), a project aimed at strengthening community-based fish sanctuaries by providing resources, training and alternative livelihood opportunities … Continue reading
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20/11/14, Withdrawn: Implementation Consultant For The Coastal Protection For Climate Change Adaptation In The Small Island States In The Caribbean Project »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) wishes to withdraw the pre-qualification notice for an Implementation Consultant under the Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean project, which is funded by the German Development Bank (KfW). The Request For Proposals will be re-advertise at a later date. Please … Continue reading
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17/11/14, Up-scaling finance for community-based adaptation »»
A new review paper entitled ‘Up-scaling finance for community-based adaptation‘ is now available.  Published in the academic journal Climate and Development, the paper is available free of charge as part of a special issue entitled ‘Community-based adaptation: Mainstreaming into national and local planning’. The paper explores ways in which community-based adaptation is presently being mainstreamed through … Continue reading
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17/11/14, Global Governance: The Intersection of Human Security and Justice »»
The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center are co-hosting a breakfast Expert Consultation on “Global Governance: The Intersection of Human Security and Justice” on 9 December 2014 from 08:00am – 10am at the Ausan Gate Meeting Room, Hilton Lima Miraflores in Peru, in connection with the work of the Commission on Global … Continue reading
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17/11/14, E-Learning Course: Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development »»
E-Learning Course  Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Last date to apply – November 17, 2014 Course Delivery Dates: December 1 – 12, 2014 http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/investment-planning-toward-low-emission-development Introduction: The course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design phase of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) investment plans and strategic programs. The objective of this course … Continue reading
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14/11/14, Climate Policy Initiative »»
Here’s a round-up of activities by the Climate Policy Initiative that are useful in the leap up to COP. Interactive Report & Webinar: Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy Could Free up Trillions Some worry that a switch away from fossil fuels could have a significant cost to the global economy and undermine the financial system. … Continue reading
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14/11/14, Understanding the Energy-Water Nexus »»
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) recently released the publication ‘Understanding the Energy-Water Nexus’ that can be downloaded at http://www.ecn.nl/docs/library/report/2014/e14046.pdf. Why is it important? Climate change is a global problem, and one of the main challenges facing mankind this century. Climate change is driven mainly by energy use and land use changes, but at … Continue reading
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13/11/14, US and China strike deal on carbon cuts in push for global climate change pact »»
Barack Obama aims for reduction of a quarter or more by 2025, while Xi Jinping sets goal for emissions to fall after 2030 The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to … Continue reading
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11/11/14, Saint Lucian fishermen peg hopes on common fisheries policy »»
John Francis was just 17 when he began fishing more than four decades ago. But these days, the 60-year-old fisherman from Praslin, on the east coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, finds it hard to make a living. “There used to be money in fishing. In the 70s, 80s and 90s I used … Continue reading
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22/10/14, Belize Fights to Save a Crucial Barrier Reef »»
Home to the second longest barrier reef in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, which provides jobs in fishing, tourism and other industries which feed the lifeblood of the economy, Belize has long been acutely aware of the need to protect its marine resources from both human and natural activities. However, there … Continue reading
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21/10/14, Grenadian Youngsters Raise Awareness About Climate Change (Video) »»
  How to raise awareness about the effects of climate change, particularly amongst the youth? Grenada might have found the answer! On Wednesday, 15th October, the Grenada Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, in conjunction with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) unveiled a recently produced music video which will champion … Continue reading
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13/10/14, 5 Things to Know About Climate Change in the Caribbean! »»
Natural events and human activities contribute to an increase in average temperatures around the world. Increases in greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the main cause. Our planet and our region are warming. This leads to a change in climate. The Caribbean is a minute contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, but will … Continue reading
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13/10/14, Live Updates:- Caribbean Launch: IPCC AR5 Report Overview. What does it mean for the Caribbean? »»
Bookmark this page for live updates during the event. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) will host the Caribbean Launch of The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  this evening at 6pm (-4 GMT). The public education event, which will be held at the Frank Collymore Hall, … Continue reading
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13/10/14, Caribbean Launches the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change »»
  Caribbean Launches the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change.What does it mean for the Caribbean? By Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE   The Caribbean’s response to Climate Change is grounded in a firm regional commitment, policy and strategy. Our three foundation documents – The Liliendaal Declaration (July 2009), The Regional Framework for Achieving Development … Continue reading
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8/10/14, Watch the Live Stream – IPCC AR5 Report Caribbean Launch. What does it mean for the Caribbean? »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is pleased to announce that there will be a live stream of the Caribbean Launch of The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on October 13, 2014 at 6pm. The stream will be available via the Centre's website www.caribbeanclimate.bz and its … Continue reading
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1/10/14, Caribbean Launch of the IPCC AR5 Report:- What’s in it for the Caribbean (SIDS)? »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) invites you to the Caribbean Launch of The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on October 13, 2014 at the Frank Collymore Hall, Central Bank of Barbados, Spry Street, Bridgetown, Barbados. The event is intended to raise the profile of Climate … Continue reading
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30/9/14, CDEMA Unveils New Online CDM Monitoring and Evaluation Tool »»
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) continues to strengthen its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems for disaster risk reduction projects and programmes in the region. Recognizing the important role of technology in supporting robust M&E systems, the agency has developed a computerized information tool for capturing and analyzing performance data of the regional Comprehensive … Continue reading
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23/9/14, Live Update: UN Climate Change Summit »»
The Secretary General of the United Nations convened a Climate Change Summit now underway in New York today. Approximately 120 Heads of State and Government are expected to attend. The purpose of the summit is to support the global effort to combat climate change. In particular, the leaders have been asked to announce their national … Continue reading
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15/9/14, The Role of Education in Climate Change Risk Management »»
We need a “multi-faceted approach for educating the children and adults vulnerable to climate change […] to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change,” according to Dr. Leslie A. North, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at the Western Kentucky University , and Mr. Kianoosh Ebrahimi, Center for Water Resource Studies, Western Kentucky University in an … Continue reading
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12/9/14, Bookmark This: International Meeting of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Community of Practice »»
International Meeting of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Community of Practice 26-27 February 2015 – Lima, Peru The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) REGATTA and Practical Action Latin America are pleased to invite the members of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Community of Practice to apply for participating on an international meeting to be held on Thursday 26 … Continue reading
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12/9/14, 3 Reasons Samoa was a Success »»
Over 115 countries and members of the international development community attended the landmark Third International Conference on Small Island Developming States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014. Here are three reasons the Caribbean should celebrate from a Climate Change perspective: The 115 countries attending the Conference adopted the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities … Continue reading
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11/9/14, Tackling climate change as a single SDG could backfire »»
The best way to deal with climate change is by integrating it into other development goals, says Ilan Kelman. Climate change is a major challenge — and it sits among many other major challenges targeted by the post-2015 development goals.Biodiversity, health, education, energy and others influence and are influenced by climate change. So goals about … Continue reading
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9/9/14, What do leaders of Small Island Developing States say about living with climate change? »»
Kiran Sura, CDKN’s Head of Advocacy Fund, reviews discussions from the CDKN side event at the Third United Nations Conference for Small Island Developing States. In a related blog, “Island voices, global choices,”  she highlights major currents in the SIDS Summit as a whole. CDKN and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre led a lively … Continue reading
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8/9/14, ICCG International Lecture by Shonali Pachauri »»
ICCG INTERNATIONAL LECTURE How does achieving a universal modern energy access goal affect the attainment of other SDGs? Given by: Shonali Pachauri, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) September 15th 2014 – 11:30 am ICCG, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice – Italy The lecture will be also broadcasted via live streaming at this link … Continue reading
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2/9/14, Call to scale up climate partnership for small islands »»
The heads of three regional organisations, together with the Commonwealth, have called for the strengthening of a global partnership to support climate change planning and finance in small island developing states.  The Climate Resilient Islands Partnership was formed in 2011 and launched at the Rio+20 summit to support island nations, many of whom face existential … Continue reading
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2/9/14, Leaders sign historic sustainable energy & climate resilient treaty »»
Over 150 delegates and members of the international development community from more than 45 countries were stunned to see leader after leader approach the podium to sign a historic sustainable energy and climate resilient treaty that will significantly change the lives and destiny of over 20 million small islanders, for the better.  Led by the … Continue reading
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29/8/14, Climate Change: What about the SIDS? A Youth Perspective »»
Young people from across the Caribbean are increasingly raising their voices about climate change and its impacts (current and projected) on the region. In recognition of this, Caribbean Climate is features an exclusive contribution by 23 year old Dizzanne Billy, who is an active executive member of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network-Trinidad and Tobago, in … Continue reading
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28/8/14, Podcast: Small Island States – Dr Mark Bynoe on Climate Change, the Caribbean and partnerships for resilience »»
Dr Mark Bynoe, our senior resource economist here at the CCCCC, recently spoke with Acclimatise Conversation on Climate Change Adaptation ahead of the UN conference on SIDS. Tune into the Podcast via the link below: Credit: Acclimatise 
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28/8/14, 23rd Annual CWWA Conference and Exhibition »»
The Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association (CWWA) will host their 23rd Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 6-10 at the Atlantis Paradise Island (Kerzer) Resorts in the Bahamas. The 2014 Conference seeks to: examine the past and present aspects of the Caribbean’s water and waste sectors to determine the positions of the sectors for networking … Continue reading
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27/8/14, Small islands to sign historic treaty in Samoa »»
Small islands to sign historic treaty in Samoa, to help finance climate change adaptation Representatives from 31 small islands and low lying countries that are members of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) will reaffirm their commitment to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy mechanism – SIDS DOCK – at an Official … Continue reading
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26/8/14, Climate Policy Goes Hand-in-Hand with Water Policy »»
Concerned that climate change could lead to an intensification of the global hydrological cycle, Caribbean stakeholders are working to ensure it is included in the region’s plans for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The basis of IWRM is that the many different uses of finite water resources are interdependent. High irrigation demands and polluted drainage … Continue reading
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25/8/14, Jamaica to host Youth Climate Change Conference »»
The USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) project is hosting a mock United Nations-style assembly on climate change at the inaugural Youth Climate Change Conference in Kingston, Jamaica on September 14, 2014. Themed, "One Climate, One Future...Empowering Youth for Action" high school delegates will deliberate on the availability, access, and … Continue reading
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18/8/14, Global Islands’ Vulnerability Research, Adaptation, Policy and Development (GIVRAPD) Project »»
Farming has long been a mainstay of St Lucia’s economy but for one grower living in the hills of Soufrière there’s no telling how long it can be a source of income. Climate change is altering the environmental balance, tipping life on the land into even greater uncertainty. “You don’t know when to plant and … Continue reading
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14/8/14, What’s the difference between Weather and Climate? »»
Our climate is changing, but do you know the difference between Climate and Weather? Climate and weather have one difference. Weather measures the conditions of the atmosphere, through temperature, humidity, wind and precipitation, over a short period of time (day, week and month). Climate is the average weather for a particular region and time period, usually … Continue reading
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11/8/14, Caribbean Governments now insured against excess rainfall »»
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is pleased to announce that eight of its members have become the first countries to purchase its excess rainfall insurance coverage – for the 2014/2015 policy year. Developed by CCRIF and global reinsurer, Swiss Re, the excess rainfall product is aimed primarily at extreme high rainfall events of … Continue reading
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11/8/14, Caribbean Needs $30 Billion of Investment to Cut Fossil-Fuel Use »»
The Caribbean needs to lure as much as $30 billion of investment to cut reliance on fossil fuel and expand renewable energy, partly by securing attractive payments for generators of clean power, a regional development bank said. “Most of our countries are highly dependent on fossil fuels for power generation,” Caribbean Development Bank President Warren … Continue reading
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11/8/14, Climate Resilient Islands Partnership »»