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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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14/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Put it to Sleep »»
#5CsDailyTips Change your computer to “sleep” mode if you’ll be away from your computer for more than 20 minutes. In addition to turning off your computers, laptops and displays at the end of the working day, encourage your employees to put them to sleep when they’re going to a meeting or to lunch. One company rewarded … Continue reading
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14/7/16, UN energy chief urges UK to maintain climate funds »»
Rachel Kyte says world needs an active and generous Britain to solve myriad of development and climate problems The UN’s top energy official has urged Britain’s new government to remain “open and outward looking” and maintain its development budget commitments. Rachel Kyte, chief executive of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative said the … Continue reading
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13/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Use power switches »»
#5CsDailyTips Plug all the non-fridge appliances, such as the microwave, coffee maker/grinder, toaster, etc. into a power strip (surge protector) so that you can switch their power off at the end of the day.  Appliances plugged in, even if not in use, suck some energy. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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12/7/16, IKI-funded programme in Grenada launches Climate Change Toolkit for Primary Schools »»
IKI-funded programme in Grenada launches Climate Change Toolkit for Primary Schools   On June 24th 2016, the Government of Grenada officially launched a variety of different school material. The climate change toolkit “How to become a Greenz Climate Champion” aims to introduce the topic of climate change and adaptation in eight activity-based and interactive units … Continue reading
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12/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Healthy Living »»
#5CsDailyTips Choose foods that are local, organic and sustainable for meetings, lunches and catered events. Get rid of toxic cleaners and personal products in your office kitchens and bathrooms. Add plants to your workspace — they filter the air. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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12/7/16, Government of Belize to Receive Funding from the World Bank to Aid the Energy Resilience and Climate Adaptation Project »»
 The Government of Belize completed a negotiation with the World Bank which agreed to provide funding for the country’s Energy Resilience and Climate Adaptation Project (ERCAP). An integral component of Belize’s national development agenda is to develop strong sustainable energy policies and programmes that underpin the national economy. It is for this reason that since … Continue reading
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11/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Lunch Smartly »»
#5CsDailyTips Bringing lunch to work in reusable containers is likely the greenest (and healthiest) way to eat at work. Getting delivery and takeout almost inevitably ends with a miniature mountain of packaging waste. But if you do order delivery, join coworkers in placing a large order (more efficient than many separate ones). Bring in a … Continue reading
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8/7/16, Students of PIA sustainability skit on Our Shared Natural Heritage »»
The video below features a sustainability skit reenacted by students of PIA. Each student plays a member of the community, highlighting the importance of the social, environmental and economic role they play in order to preserve their heritage. Peninsula International Academy, approaching its 4th year of operation with 62 students is a private Preschool-Std. 6 primary … Continue reading
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8/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Digitize »»
#5CsDailyTips The greenest paper is no paper at all, so keep things digital and dematerialized whenever possible. The more you do online, the less you need paper. Keep files on computers instead of in file cabinets (this also makes it easier to make offsite backup copies or take them with you when you move to … Continue reading
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7/7/16, SIDS DOCK holds first executive council meeting in New York »»
    The SIDS DOCK executive council held its first meeting on Thursday, 16 June 2016, chaired by Dr Vince Henderson, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary and permanent representative of Dominica to the United Nations. Other elected members of the Council include vice chairs, Ronnie Jumeau, climate change ambassador, Seychelles, and Sione Foliaki, assistant chief executive … Continue reading
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7/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Commuting »»
#5CsDailyTips Walk or cycle to work. Take public transportation and buy bulk passes to save money. If you must drive, carpool or car share. Choose hybrid rentals and taxis. Even at the 5Cs a member of the Communications Unit has decided to take a bicycle ride. So why don’t you do the same? #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate … Continue reading
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7/7/16, Climate change & Solar Radiation Management Workshop Caribbean: Live Stream »»
You’re invited to a WORKSHOP on Solar Radiation Management: Research, Governance and Uncertainty Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Physics Lecture Theatre, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica The presentations will be streamed live from 9.00 am-12 noon at http://tv.mona.uwi.edu/srm-meeting Objectives To introduce the science of SRM geoengineering To introduce the … Continue reading
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4/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Use Green Materials »»
#5CsDailyTips Some paper use can’t be avoided, so use recycled paper and envelopes that have been processed and colored using eco-friendly methods. Pens and pencils can also be made of recycled materials, and refillable pens and markers are preferable to disposable ones. Use biodegradable soaps and recycled paper or cloth towels in the bathroom and … Continue reading
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4/7/16, Happy CARICOM DAY »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) provides climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States through the CARICOM Secretariat. The staff and management of the CCCCC wish you a happy CARICOM Day. CARICOM Day is observed annually on 4 July, the anniversary of the signing, by the founding Member … Continue reading
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1/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Aluminum Recycling »»
#5CsDailyTips Recycling one ton of aluminum saves: 14,000 kWh of energy 39.6 barrels (1,663 gallons) of oil 237.6 million Btu's of energy 10 cubic yards of landfill space  Aluminum Recycling Tips Prepare aluminum cans for recycling by either crushing the cans to save space or leaving them uncrushed. Cans that are rinsed out will have … Continue reading
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1/7/16, Inaugural sitting of the Steering Committee for Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean (CPCCA) Project »»
  The Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island States inthe Caribbean (CPCCA) is a project that’s being supported through funding from the German Development Bank (KfW). It is a new partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), seeks to safeguard our fragile coastal ecosystems and preserve the benefits were derive … Continue reading
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30/6/16, CARICOM Leading the World in Ratifying Paris Agreement »»
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has become the seventh CARICOM Member State to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change. They join Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia in ratifying the Agreement. The Agreement was opened for signature on 22 April 2016 at a high-level ceremony convened by the Secretary … Continue reading
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30/6/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Plastic Recycling »»
#5CsDailyTips In some CARICOM countries plastic bottles are reused to sell fresh juices, coconut oil and coconut water. How do you use your recycled bottles at home?  In Belize, Fashion Designer Joris Hendrik  uses garbage bags and plastic to show that there are creative ways to recycle. The outfits he made from plastic were all … Continue reading
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29/6/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Glass Recycling »»
#5CsDailyTips When you break glass in your Caribbean home, what do you do with it? If you throw it in the trash where does it go? Find out if your island or country has a recycling program for glass. Recycling one ton of glass saves: 42 kWh of energy 0.12 barrels (5 gallons) of oil … Continue reading
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28/6/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Cardboard Recycling »»
#5CsDailyTips   Recycling one ton of cardboard saves: 390 kWh of energy 1.1 barrels (46 gallons) of oil 6.6 million Btu's of energy Cardboard Recycling Tips Prepare cardboard for recycling by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap, polystyrene peanuts and other packing materials. Break down cardboard boxes to save storage … Continue reading
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28/6/16, Webinar on Science Communication »»
  Research projects and individual researchers in all disciplines are exploring new modes of scholarly communication in order to engage a wider audience, obtain developmental impact, boost visibility, meet funder requirements, and maximise the return on research investment. Added to this, new trends around communicating a broad range of artefacts from the research process are … Continue reading
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27/6/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Paper Recycling »»
#5CsDailyTips Recycling one ton of paper saves: 4,100 kWh of energy 9 barrels (380 gallons) of oil 54 million Btu's of energy 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space 60 pounds of air pollutants being released 7,000 gallons of water 17 trees Paper Recycling Tips Recyclable paper includes: magazines and catalogs, telephone books, direct mail, brochures, … Continue reading
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27/6/16, 5Cs Represented at Caribbean Accountants Conference »»
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) held the 34th Annual Caribbean Conference of Accountants in Belize City from 23 to 25 May 2016. The International and Regional Liaison Officer of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Carlos Fuller was invited to make a presentation on “Implementing Climate Change in Business Strategy”. Mr … Continue reading
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24/6/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Solar »»
‪#‎5CsDailyTips‬ Reduce your carbon footprint by employing solar energy. You can add value to your home and reduce your electricity usage by installing solar panels. Some CARICOM countries offers solar incentives: read more. What incentive are there for solar usage in your country? #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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23/6/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Turn it Off »»
More than 40 percent of electricity use in office buildings is attributed to artificial lighting. Turn off the lights when leaving any room, switch off power strips and unplug electrical devices when not in use. ‪#‎CariCliMeet‬ ‪#‎CARICOMCLIMATE‬ ‪#‎CARIBBEANCLIMATE ‬‪#‎CARIBBEANCLIMATETIPS‬ ‪#‎CARICOMCLIMATETIPS‬‪#‎CLIMATECHANGE‬ ‪#‎climateresilience‬ ‪#‎climatechangeadaptation‬‪#‎climatechangemitigation‬ ‪#‎ENVIRONMENT‬ ‪#‎LowCarbon‬
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23/6/16, Climate-related impacts are biting – but who will pay the bill? »»
The latest report from UNEP says that global costs of adaptation could range from US $140-300 billion by 2030.1 It’s time to get innovative on sources of finance Few phrases engender greater alarm among negotiators. The concept of “loss and damage” at the UN climate change negotiations has emerged and grown more prominent as countries … Continue reading
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23/6/16, Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought – UN report »»
Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a new report. The … Continue reading
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20/6/16, Vacancy – Consultant »»
CATS Short-Term Marine Consultancy’ and humanities far-reaching environmental impacts The CATS program is seeking a short-term consultant to determine the health of benthic habitats in the ‘Soufriere Scott’s Head Marine Reserve’ (SSMR) in Dominica. Peruse the Terms of Reference The study includes the nature and diversity of life forms as well as a biophysical survey … Continue reading
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16/6/16, Bioenergy Course »»
According to Belize’s policy targets, the country intends to increase its share of renewable energy. Bioenergy, especially Biogas, is not being utilized on industrial levels. To help achieve this goal and build capacity in this sector, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in cooperation with GIZ REETA is offering a free of charge BIOENERGY … Continue reading
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16/6/16, Member of 5Cs is part of Team of Technical Experts »»
Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is in Bonn, Germany at the Headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He is part of a team of technical experts participating in the fifth round of technical analyses of developing countries biennial reports (BURs). This … Continue reading
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10/6/16, Request for Expression of Interest »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing through a UNDP-Japan partnership for the implementation of activities under the project titled Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the Development and Design of a Capacity Building Waste to Energy Flyer. Peruse the following: Expression of Interest Terms … Continue reading
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10/6/16, Belize most vulnerable in Central America to sea level rise »»
According to a recent publication, by 2100 Belize’s population is projected to reach 1 million, but at the same time, substantial portions of the country could be under water due to sea level rise, exacerbating demand for natural resources. Global warming is said to be the culprit, and the novel energy financing is intended to … Continue reading
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9/6/16, CCCCC awarded the Energy Globe for Biogas Laboratory Project »»
With more than 170 participating countries and over 1500 project submissions annually, the Energy Globe Award is a prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. The 2016 National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Belize installed a mobile … Continue reading
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9/6/16, New project to create resilience culture in the Caribbean »»
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) announced the project “Strengthening Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies and Capacities for Resilience in the Caribbean”, that is supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), during the Disaster Risk Reduction Development Partners Meeting which took place in April, … Continue reading
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9/6/16, Lakes Rising: A Climate Change Mystery in the Caribbean »»
Pulitzer Center grantee Jacob Kushner spoke at the University of Wisconsin-Madison about his Pulitzer Center-supported feature for National Geographic on the mysteriously rising Caribbean lakes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. During the past 10 years, the surface of Lake Azuei in Haiti and Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic rose 10 meters, and nobody … Continue reading
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9/6/16, A Tool for Reef Recovery: Six Eastern Caribbean countries launch region’s first coral reef report cards »»
On June 8th, as the world celebrates World Ocean’s Day, six Eastern Caribbean countries mark their commitment to preserving the region’s extraordinary marine ecosystems by launching the first Eastern Caribbean coral reef report cards. Coral reefs are home to over 25 percent of all marine species, protect the shore from waves and storms, and create … Continue reading
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9/6/16, USAID supports reforestation exercise in Grenada »»
  As part of a regional climate change initiative, the United States government supported a major reforestation effort on the island of Grenada last Friday. Students from the McDonald College Secondary School, forestry officials, and members of the St Patrick’s Environmental Community Tourism Organization (SPECTO) planted over 100 trees on Mount Rodney Beach in Sauteurs … Continue reading
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9/6/16, Celebrating World Oceans Day »»
We are celebrating World Oceans Day with a special message from the Pacific Ocean Commissioner “Our ocean covers a third of the globe – we must celebrate it and protect it. Our voice must be heard, our leadership matters,” says Dame Meg Taylor, the Pacific Ocean Commissioner and Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, … Continue reading
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6/6/16, Students go Green for World Environmental Day »»
Every year on June 5th, World Environment Day (WED) which is run by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is celebrated to to raise awareness about environmental issues and inspire people across earth to adapt healthy lifestyles and safe practices to keep our planet healthy. WED is revered in over 100 nations, and it is … Continue reading
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6/6/16, World Meteorological Organization first UN agency to formalize relationship with GCF »»
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations’ authority on the state of the planet’s atmosphere and climate, has become the first UN specialized agency to formalize its relationship with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). By signing its accreditation master agreement with GCF, the WMO can now receive financial resources for climate action programmes and … Continue reading
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31/5/16, Caribbean Climate Podcast: How can we reimagine climate finance? (audio) »»
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Climate Podcast, a series of interviews with climate change experts and activists about key issues and solutions. In this special edition we talk with Dr Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, about his bold proposal to re-orient climate financing. Enjoy The Full … Continue reading
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