Search feeds:
27/5/15, Recorded Webinar: ‘How to prepare your Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)’ for Least Developed Countries »»
Listen to the recorded webinar which details CDKN and Ricardo AEA’s ‘Guide to Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ for Least Developed Countries. LDCs have contributed less to current global emissions than other countries; so the burden of cutting emissions will rest with major economies. However to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, all countries will have to … Continue reading
Read more...
27/5/15, Caribbean Looks to France as Key Partner in Climate Financing »»
By the time leaders of the international community sit down in Paris later this year to discuss climate change, at least two Caribbean leaders are hoping that France can demonstrate its commitment to assisting their adaptation efforts by re-joining the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The CDB is the premier regional financial institution, established in … Continue reading
Read more...
27/5/15, WRI releases issue brief, Revaluing Ecosystems: Pathways for Scaling Up the Inclusion of Ecosystem Value in Decision Making »»
The World Research Institute (WRI) released the  issue brief “Revaluing Ecosystems: Pathways for Scaling Up the Inclusion of Ecosystem Value in Decision Making“. The issue brief summarizes six critical ideas discussed at The Rockefeller Foundation center in Bellagio at a workshop on “The Future of Revaluing Ecosystems”. These six ideas were advanced over the last year … Continue reading
Read more...
27/5/15, Some coral reefs are proving tough to climate change »»
Coral reefs around the world are adapting to climate change, according to the latest data from a study by the France-based Institute for Development Research (IRD). The 15-year international study, which was first published in PLOS One in October 2014 and was recently released publicly (27 April), noted that certain species of coral reefs are … Continue reading
Read more...
26/5/15, Live Webcast: Climate Change and Water in Developing Countries – May 27, 2015 »»
The World Water Congress kicked off in Scotland yesterday (May 25th, 2015). Since 1973, the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) has held a World Water Congress every three (3) years in various locations around the world. The objective of the World Water Congress is to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and … Continue reading
Read more...
25/5/15, French President says UN climate fund could help Caribbean »»
French President Francois Hollande told Caribbean leaders on Saturday that a planned international green fund could help the vulnerable, tourism-dependent region mitigate the effects of climate change. Hollande headlined the Caribbean Climate Summit, which drew about 40 leaders or top officials from regional nations including the Bahamas, Trinidad and Cuba, as well as experts talking … Continue reading
Read more...
14/5/15, New research shows that tackling climate change is critical for achieving Sustainable Development Goals »»
New research by HR Wallingford, Metroeconomica and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) shows that a high-ambition global climate agreement  will be essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the goals for eradicating poverty and ensuring access to energy for all. Using expert economic analysis, the team shows how globally and in … Continue reading
Read more...
11/5/15, Piloting the integration of Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Zone Management in Southwest Tobago »»
Trinidad and Tobago is highly vulnerable to the impacts of global climate change; particularly rising temperature, decreased precipitation and sea level rise (SLR). It is anticipated that these changes will have adverse effects on the physical environment and economy. There is therefore a need to reduce the risks associated with the expected impacts of climate change on the country by mainstreaming climate … Continue reading
Read more...
11/5/15, Commentary on GCF Policies on Coal »»
9th GCF Board meeting in Songdo, South Korea Why 2015 will determine what kind of climate fund the GCF will be Board achieves groundbreaking accreditation decision but misses opportunity to start work on investment strategy By Felix Fallasch and Bianka Kretschmer 2015 is a critical year for the Green Climate Fund as the Fund is … Continue reading
Read more...
8/5/15, Farmers and Communities to Benefit from Climate Change Adaptation Project »»
Soil erosion management, solar power energy and an improved building code are some of the areas to be handled under a Climate Change Adaptation project estimated at more than one million Eastern Caribbean Dollars. This information was shared by Jerome Meade, Montserrat’s Focal Point during the opening session of a one-day workshop to update the … Continue reading
Read more...
7/5/15, Caribbean Stakes Out “Red Lines” for Paris Climate Talks »»
When the international climate change talks ended in Peru last December, the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a political and economic union comprising small, developing, climate-vulnerable islands and low-lying nations, left with “the bare minimum necessary to continue the process to address climate change”. “The Lima Accord did decide that the Parties would continue to work … Continue reading
Read more...
6/5/15, Grenada braces for impacts of climate change »»
Henry Prince has lived in this fishing village for more than six decades. Prince, 67, who depends on the sea for his livelihood, said he has been catching fewer and fewer fish, and the decrease is taking a financial toll on him and other fisher folk throughout the island nation of Grenada. I heard about … Continue reading
Read more...
6/5/15, CMCC’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships Are Available »»
The Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) is the non-profit Italian research centre on climate science and policy. Its activities focus on the development and applications of models of climate dynamics, impacts of climate change and adaptation and mitigation policies. Under the framework of Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), CMCC is taking into consideration to … Continue reading
Read more...
5/5/15, UNIDO Webinar – RE-Thinking The Role Of Climate Technology For Women’s Empowerment »»
Webinar by @UNIDO @energia_org @UNEP @Empower_Women on #womenandenergy,6May. Join: http://t.co/4tH3Upjl3p #action2015 pic.twitter.com/dkfdBkQuEQ — UN Women (@UN_Women) May 5, 2015 6 May 2015 Online This webinar focuses on the key role of women in promoting and using climate technologies as well as renewable energy solutions and driving innovative actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the risks posed by … Continue reading
Read more...
5/5/15, CCRIF moves to improve disaster risk management in Caribbean »»
The Cayman Islands-based Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has launched its Regional Internship and Small Grants Programme aimed at building capacity in disaster risk management in the Caribbean. The Regional Internship Programme is designed to provide opportunities for young professionals and students who have specialised in the areas of disaster risk management, environmental management, … Continue reading
Read more...
4/5/15, 5Cs signs cooperative agreement with Western Kentucky University »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)and Western Kentucky University (WKU) signed a cooperative agreement on April 27 in Belmopan, Belize, that brings to fruition many years of collaboration. The institutions have been working toward the broader goals of addressing climate change in the Caribbean region and also the impacts in Kentucky and elsewhere in the world. … Continue reading
Read more...
1/5/15, The Caribbean Must Develop a Green Economy »»
Energy Policy Consultant at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Joseph Williams, believes the Caribbean must move faster towards greater renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Delivering the feature address at Green Energy Day at the Energy Conference in Port of Spain, Williams said Caribbean countries are not poor in regard to energy.  He said in … Continue reading
Read more...
29/4/15, In Belize, Climate Change Drives Coastal Management »»
A five-year project launched here in Belize City in March seeks to cement a shift in view of climate change and its impact on Belize’s national development. The Belize Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project (MCCAP) has dual goals: putting in place structures to ensure continued protection for marine protected areas, and ensuring that those who benefit … Continue reading
Read more...
29/4/15, CCRIF Regional Internship Programme – Application Now! »»
CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) now invites applications for the 2015 CCRIF Regional Internship Programme. This programme provides work experience in areas related to disaster risk management. Applications are invited from individuals who are citizens of CARICOM member countries and/or CCRIF member countries. Applicants must be graduates of a recognized university and must … Continue reading
Read more...
29/4/15, 9th GCF Board meeting in Songdo, South Korea »»
Why 2015 will determine what kind of climate fund the GCF will be? Board achieves groundbreaking accreditation decision but misses opportunity to start work on investment strategy By: Felix Fallasch and Bianka Kretschmer 2015 is a critical year for the Green Climate Fund as the Fund is set to finally start running its operations, bringing … Continue reading
Read more...
15/4/15, INDC Preparation Webinar for Least Developed Countries »»
CDKN and Ricardo-AEA presents a public webinar for Least Developed Countries on ‘How to prepare your Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)’. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 14:00-15:00 UK time (GMT+1). To join the webinar, register now. The UNFCCC has invited all Parties to communicate to the secretariat their INDCs “well in advance of COP … Continue reading
Read more...
10/4/15, Scientists Map Caribbean Seafloor as Part of 12-Year Project »»
U.S. scientists on Tuesday completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a 12-year project to map the Caribbean seafloor and help protect its reefs. A team with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration studied an area of 270 square miles (700 square kilometers), using equipment including … Continue reading
Read more...
10/4/15, Climate Education Week Nears – 18th – 25th April, 2015 »»
The Climate Education Week Toolkit is now available! It is a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with everything you need raise awareness and boost knowledge about climate change. The Toolkit includes a week’s worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core (a curriculum in the United States). Each day covers … Continue reading
Read more...
8/4/15, Caribbean and International Water and Funding Agencies Meet on a New Caribbean Climate-Proofing Water Investment Initiative »»
Over thirty (30) representatives from key regional and international water and finance institutions will meet in Barbados on April 9th and 10th, 2015 to help steer a new Caribbean Climate-Proofing Water Investment initiative spearheaded by the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) executed in collaboration with the Caribbean Community … Continue reading
Read more...
8/4/15, Vacancy – CCRIF, Risk Management Specialist »»
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) SPC invites eligible consulting firms and highly qualified individuals to express interest in providing Risk Management services. The principal responsibilities of the Risk Management Specialist (RMS) include actuarial assessment and risk management, financial planning, catastrophe risk modelling, hazard event monitoring and reporting, interacting with participating governments and fostering … Continue reading
Read more...
7/4/15, Planning for Climate Change Conference Series »»
Following the success of the Inaugural ‘Planning for Climate Change’ Conference in December 2014, on two Conferences entitled 'Planning for Climate Change'are being planned. The first will be held on the 25th of June this year at the University of London, and the second will be held on the 28th of October 2015 in Dublin at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce  Details can be … Continue reading
Read more...
6/4/15, New High Resolution Projections Predict Coral Reef Bleaching in the Caribbean »»
As the climate changes and temperatures warm, corals are becoming more susceptible to bleaching. Now, researchers have looked at bleaching in detail and have discovered when and where bleaching will occur in the coming years. “Our new local-scale projects will help resource managers better understand and plan for the effects of coral bleaching,” said Ruben … Continue reading
Read more...
2/4/15, UNU-EHS and UPEACE Online Course on Climate Change, International Law and Human Security »»
The University for Peace (UPEACE) and UNU-EHS are pleased to invite applications for a new certificate online training course on the topic of “Climate Change, International Law and Human Security”. This six weeks online course will be co-taught by experts from both institutions and will take place from April 8th to May 19th, 2015. The … Continue reading
Read more...
1/4/15, More Than Scientists – a new video campaign »»
A new project—More Than Scientists was launched March 15. It brings together climate scientists, advocacy organizations and the public in an innovative campaign that offers a unique glimpse into the real life stories, personal views and feelings of the experts on climate change. From leading universities such as MIT, University of Washington and Harvard, climate experts … Continue reading
Read more...
1/4/15, BVI Is First To Launch Financing Framework For Climate Change Issues »»
  The Virgin Islands became the first Caribbean Territory and a leader amongst small island states globally in establishing the policy and financing framework needed to address the causes and impacts of climate change. This milestone was achieved with the passage of the Climate Change Trust Fund Act 2015 in the House of Assembly Tuesday … Continue reading
Read more...
31/3/15, Climate Finance Skills Hub Coordinator »»
The Commonwealth Secretariat is recruiting key personnel to take up posts in Mauritius and regional partner organisations in the Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean to advance needs assessments and programme design. The Coordinator will be the key staff member based in the Hub in Mauritius to design the programme functions, bring together networks, support the proof … Continue reading
Read more...
31/3/15, Caribbean focuses on youth unemployment »»
The International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday that the 9th Meeting of Caribbean Labor Ministers has concluded with a commitment to strengthen social dialogue further both at the national and regional levels. The ILO also said the meeting in Port-of-Spain, the Trinidad and Tobago capital, ended with renewed impetus to focus on creative solutions … Continue reading
Read more...
31/3/15, Saint Lucia moving to improve energy efficiency in buildings »»
Saint Lucia is to join the regional movement, alongside four other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) islands, to identify ways to improve energy efficiency in buildings. A regional training workshop on Simulation Tools for Energy Efficiency in Caribbean Buildings, commenced today at the National ICT Centre, Bourbon Street, Castries, Saint Lucia. The workshop, held March 9th-12th 2015, is … Continue reading
Read more...
31/3/15, UNEP ‘Our Planet’ 2015 Focuses on SDGs »»
An integrated, universal approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda is essential, according to the 2015 issue of ‘Our Planet,’ a publication from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner discusses the importance of integration, universality, climate change mitigation, governance and accountability, and financing. He writes that … Continue reading
Read more...
27/3/15, Caribbean Community Climate-Smarting Fisheries »»
Caribbean nations have begun work on a plan to ‘climate smart’ the region’s fisheries as part of overall efforts to secure food supplies. The concept is in keeping with plans by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to improve the “integration of agriculture and climate readiness” as the region prepares to deal … Continue reading
Read more...
27/3/15, Growing a future – Coral restoration in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica »»
Fishers of Bluefields Bay tell stories of a time when the coral grew so high parts of the reef were impassable, when boats had to navigate around the coral tips emerging out of the Caribbean’s blue waters. Four decades later a trip underwater will show you a seafloor still covered with the skeletons of these … Continue reading
Read more...
27/3/15, Fishing Community Artisans Complete First C-FISH Order! »»
It was a long road, but the hard work from these ladies of Cotta Craft group finally paid off when they delivered their first (and largest order) to date of 250 C-FISH tote bags to Sandals. These beautifully designed, marine themed tote bags with key rings will be sold Caribbean wide in the gift shops … Continue reading
Read more...
19/3/15, ECMMAN project – This is who we are »»
“This is who we are” by Ambi, J Mouse, Famus and Bridget Barkan from chad harper on Vimeo. The Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network (ECMMAN) Project produced a local music video: This Is Who WE ARE by Ambi, J Mouse, Famus and Bridget Barkan for respecting Marine Life across 6 Caribbean Islands. Dominica, Grenada, … Continue reading
Read more...
18/3/15, NEW GWP-C RESOURCES – IWRM Regional Cooperation Information Products »»
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) produced a series of information products to further cooperation in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) among various stakeholders across the region. The information products were produced under GWP-C’s Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP). The products can be accessed on GWP-C’s Water and Climate Knowledge Platform here and includes: A Database … Continue reading
Read more...
18/3/15, Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving Climate Change »»
Coral species from different climes being mixed as a form of ‘assisted evolution’ to see if it will help them adapt more quickly to rising sea temperatures. The Australian government’s marine research agency is looking to genetically alter species of coral to help them cope with rising sea temperatures, as new modelling showed the coverage … Continue reading
Read more...
16/3/15, FAO success stories on climate-smart agriculture »»
This booklet provides examples of climate-smart systems by showcasing some FAO success stories in various countries. The cases have been selected from the FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook launched in 2013 to show the diversity of potential options across different regions and agricultural systems also covering subjects such as biodiversity and gender. Download here How … Continue reading
Read more...
6/3/15, Event Highlight: Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction »»
The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from March 14 to 18, 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Thousands of participants are expected to attend the event, which is being held under the theme "building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters". Learn More!
Read more...
4/3/15, The CUF5 – Call for Papers »»
The Saint Lucia Institute of Land Use Planners, Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, Saint Lucia, The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM), Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT), and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will … Continue reading
Read more...
27/2/15, Tender Notice for the Supply and Installation of One (1) Photovoltaic System at the Kalinago Carib Reserve Community in Dominica »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received grant funding under financing from the European Union (EU) under contract No. FED/2011/267-392 for the implementation of an action entitled:  Support to the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) under the 10th EDF Intra–African Caribbean Pacific Financial Framework in the Caribbean. The CCCCC intends to utilize part … Continue reading
Read more...
27/2/15, Gold Standard Sustainable Cities Framework »»
The Gold Standard Cities Programme is developing ground-breaking solutions that will unlock the finance needed by cities around the globe for low carbon development. Urbanization and climate change will be defining issues of the 21st century. Half of the world’s population resides in cities and it is expected that by 2015, the world will have … Continue reading
Read more...
25/2/15, Report Highlights Actions to Limit Disaster Risk in ACP Countries »»
The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States launched a new study today that offers a comprehensive view of the various risks faced across its member countries, as well as valuable efforts to reduce them. The ACP Compendium of Risk Knowledge, financed by the 10th European Development Fund under the Intra-ACP … Continue reading
Read more...
25/2/15, How do agri-food systems contribute to climate change? »»
Agriculture and food security are exposed to impacts and risks related to the changing climate in several ways. On the other hand, agriculture and food production activities are also responsible for part of the greenhouse gas emissions that in turn cause climate change. According to the latest conclusions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agriculture, … Continue reading
Read more...
25/2/15, New WPP Video: A Future of Floods and Droughts as Climate Changes »»
The Water Partnership Programme (WPP) published a new video that shows how climate change affects the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia. The video looks at how climate change impacts the poor and most vulnerable populations. It is a free resource for those in the climate change community who want to raise awareness on the issue. The WPP … Continue reading
Read more...
20/2/15, EU Commission Proposes Elements for Global Partnership to Shape Post-2015 Development Agenda »»
The European Commission (EC) published a Communication identifying overarching principles and key components of a global partnership to support the post-2015 development agenda, to inform EU positions ahead of the Third Financing for Development (FfD3) Conference and the Post-2015 Summit, and to contribute to the preparation of the 21st session of the Conference of the … Continue reading
Read more...
20/2/15, IN DEPTH – What’s the role of the 2015 agreement in mobilising climate finance? »»
The path towards the next agreement on climate change expected in Paris at the end of the year passed through the UNFCCC ADP 2.8 session in Geneva from 8 to 13 February. According to an informal note by the Co-Chairs of the Geneva session, the objective was to “mak[e] available a negotiating text for a protocol, another legal … Continue reading
Read more...