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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 Tips: 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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31/5/16, Dr Ulric Trotz: Let’s Re-imagine GCF Resources (article and interview) »»
Dr Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), says  calls for a transformation of Green Climate Fund resources that could optimize and efficiently direct private investment and limited public resources. Peruse his proposal  below and listen to his exclusive interview on the inaugural edition of Caribbean Climate Podcast. … Continue reading
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25/5/16, Deputy Secretary General of CARICOM Visits CCCCC »»
Ambassador Manorma P. Soeknandan, PhD., Deputy Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is in Belize for a three day working visit. Ambassador Soeknandan is meeting with officials of the Government of Belize, as well as representatives of the various CARICOM institutions headquartered in Belize. On Tuesday May 24th, 2016, Dr. Soeknandan accompanied by Craig … Continue reading
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24/5/16, GWP Launches Global Support Programme for NDCs, Water, Climate, and Development »»
Global Water Partnership (GWP) has launched a global programme to assist countries to implement the adaptation component of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – the climate plans submitted to the UNFCCC ahead of the Paris Agreement. The launch took place at this year’s UNFCCC climate conference in Bonn, SB44. The event was attended by UNFCCC … Continue reading
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24/5/16, CARICOM Negotiators Playing Major Role in Bonn Climate Change Talks »»
Countries are now in their second week of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) presently taking place in Bonn, Germany. Draft conclusions have already been adopted for some items under two of the subsidiary bodies of the Convention, the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body on Scientific … Continue reading
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18/5/16, Youth speaks about Climate Change »»
‘The Ultimatum’ by Tyrell Gittens The pores, on my skin, began to rise as the voices of climate activists chanting “The people got the power, tell me can you feel it,” blasted through my headphones. Images of defiant demonstrators, modern-day renegades in disguise, flashed across the screen as I watched a video of the Ende … Continue reading
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18/5/16, Call for Submissions – GCCA+ Global Learning Event (GLE) »»
  The European Commission announces its 3rd Global Event ‘Innovative and effective approaches to climate change adaptation and other post COP21 agreement priorities’, to be held, on 12-13-14 September 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. The Agenda 2030 with the SDGs and the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change provide a new strategic framework for international cooperation. … Continue reading
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17/5/16, Reducing fossil fuels and redirecting our energy sources »»
Women dressed in white adorned with angel wings lie on the tracks of a railway while a stone’s throw away men and women stand in white suits with a red “X” superimposed on their backs. This group of individuals, effectively shut down operations at a portion of the Newcastle Harbor, Australia, which is considered one … Continue reading
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17/5/16, Bonn Climate Change Talks Launched »»
  H.E. Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea of France and President of COP 21/CMP 11 opened the climate change talks in Bonn on Monday May 16th, 2016. That morning was the first occasion for the climate change negotiators to meet following the successful climate change talks in Paris last year … Continue reading
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16/5/16, Pre-sessional Meetings Being Held Prior to Bonn Climate Change Talks »»
  Major groups of countries are engaged in preparatory talks among themselves prior to the opening of the Meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on Monday, May 16. These groups include the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and the Group of 77 (G77) and China. The … Continue reading
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12/5/16, CCCCC, UK-DFID, GOB and Ya’Axche deliver climate resilient crops within a Reserve »»
In plain view of the mountainous terrain of Belize’s most southern district, Toledo, farmers of Trio Village have been facing a changing environment. Ya’Axche Conservation Trust approached the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) to assist the villagers with combating threats that were exacerbated by climate related events. This involved deforestation due to lack of … Continue reading
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12/5/16, CCCCC Represented at Bonn Climate Change Talks »»
  Mr Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer, is representing the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) at the meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Bonn, Germany from 16 to 26 May 2016.   Mr. Fuller was elected as the Chairman … Continue reading
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10/5/16, Do you know your NDA? The CCCCC is GCF Ready »»
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) aims to multiply current actions and responses to climate change while deploying unprecedented levels of funding to invest in low-emission and climate-resilient development in the battle to save our Earth.  The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) was accredited as a regional implementing entity by to this key multilateral financing … Continue reading
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6/5/16, Regional Coordinating Committee on Climate Change »»
Regional agencies converged on Saint Lucia on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, April 27 & 28, for the second meeting of the Regional Coordinating Committee on Climate Change. The high level meeting focused on a comprehensive review of the execution of the Implementation Plan to the landmark Regional Framework on Climate Change. The Committee, … Continue reading
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4/5/16, GCF direct access week puts countries’ climate actions in the fast lane »»
The Green Climate Fund concluded its first “Readiness Week” to assist direct access entities in developing their project ideas. The week-long event brought together the 13 organizations that have been accredited for direct access to the Fund, as well as 27 developing countries, represented by a National Designated Authority or Focal Point (NDA/FP). Nearly 100 … Continue reading
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3/5/16, Break Free From Fossil Fuels »»
The largest global moment of civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement begins today in the UK. This is the beginning of a wave of peaceful direct actions across six continents, lasting for 12 days, targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects. Tomorrow thousands of people in Batangas, the Philippines will march … Continue reading
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29/4/16, Final Evaluation of the Caribbean Regional Resilience Development Implementation Plan (IP) Project »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom to advance theRegional Strategy for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change and its accompanying Implementation Plan under the Caribbean Regional Resilience Development Implementation Plan (IP) Project 202595, and it intends to apply part of … Continue reading
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28/4/16, Adopting energy-efficient practices to help businesses »»
Khara Roches is the National Coordinator for the Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Project for Belize. Roches told Amandala that there are five countries participating in the project: Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Belize.   “The main goal”, Roches said, “is to reduce energy intensity by … Continue reading
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27/4/16, Major regional climate change meeting to take place in St Lucia this week »»
The Regional Coordinating Committee on Climate Change (RCCCC), under the chairmanship of Saint Lucia’s minister for public service, sustainable development, energy, science and technology, Dr James Fletcher, will meet in Saint Lucia on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to review the progress made in the implementation of the region’s climate change plan and to … Continue reading
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25/4/16, T&T’s Civil Society Boosts Capacity to Communicate Climate Change »»
As the Caribbean is in the midst of yet another period of drought, we are reminded of the harsh reality that urgent action is needed to address climate change.  Civil society organisations (CSOs) are poised to play a key role in enhancing our understanding about what is climate change, how it will affect us and … Continue reading
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25/4/16, Dominica benefits from $15 Million Japan Climate Change Partnership »»
Dominica is the first of eight Caribbean countries to participate in a Japan funded Climate Change Partnership. The Government of Japan has provided financial and technical support for the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership under the United Nations Development Program, (UNDP), and sub-regional office for Barbados. The project aims to support countries in the process … Continue reading
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25/4/16, Climate Change is making small islands more arid. What does this mean for food and water security? »»
A new study predicts that 73% of islands will become substantially more arid by mid century, up from an estimate of 50 percent. From the Caribbean to Easter Island to Hawaii, a majority of islands are facing a risk of drying up due to climate change. New research estimates that the small islands in the … Continue reading
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25/4/16, Stunning Snapshot of Caribbean Coral Reefs from Space »»
Tim Kopra, NASA astronaut, yet again mesmerized his followers with his latest tweet of a beautiful image of Caribbean coral reefs from space. Coral reefs are the main victims of sudden climate change. They are vanishing at an alarming rate due to ocean acidification and global warming. Being a guardian of the marine ecosystem, they provide … Continue reading
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25/4/16, European Commission and World Bank Sign Agreement on Catastrophe Risk Insurance for Caribbean and Central American countries »»
European Union contributes €14 million to Multi-Donor Trust Fund to facilitate access by Central American countries and the DR to insurance facility. The European Commission and the World Bank signed today a Euro 14 million agreement to be executed by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) to facilitate access to low cost, high quality catastrophe risk … Continue reading
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22/4/16, Landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change Signed Today »»
About 170 countries gathered at the United Nations for a ceremonial signing of the landmark Paris agreement on Friday, in a powerful display of global efforts to fight climate change. A dozen countries – mainly the small island states at risk of being drowned by rising seas – said they would take the additional step … Continue reading
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21/4/16, Paris climate deal signing ceremony: what it means and why it matters? »»
The world took a collective sigh of relief in the last days of 2015, when countries came together to adopt the historic Paris agreement on climate change. The international treaty was a much-needed victory for multilateralism, and surprised many with its more-ambitious-than-expected agreement to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The next step in bringing … Continue reading
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20/4/16, Climate Analytics Meeting on 21st April »»
Peruse the agenda for the event here.
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6/4/16, Diplomatic Week Symposium focuses on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development »»
A symposium held on Tuesday, April 05, is one of the Key activities of this year’s Diplomatic Week which is being held under the theme “Forging New Partnerships and Strengthening Networks for Sustainable Growth and Economic Development”. The Symposium was held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and focused on The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda for Climate Change, … Continue reading
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6/4/16, Economic Impact of Climate Change Concerns IDB »»
The adverse economic impacts of climate change on Latin American – and especially Caribbean – countries will be a central issue at the Inter-American Development Bank’s annual meeting, which gets under way next week in the Bahamas. During that gathering, which will take place from April 6-10 in Nassau, the IDB governors will debate a … Continue reading
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6/4/16, Limiting catch of one type of fish could help save coral reefs, research finds »»
Study finds protecting a single type of herbivorous fish could be crucial to the recovery of reefs from damage related to climate change Limiting the take of just one type of fish could protect coral reefs around the world from the most serious immediate impacts of climate change, researchers have found. Studying Caribbean coral reefs, … Continue reading
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6/4/16, Speech: New Commonwealth Secretary-General Applauds Caribbean Leadership on Climate Change »»
“Coming together in unity has been one of the strengths of the Caribbean region” – Patricia Scotland QC Caribbean countries have shown great leadership in “mobilising the world” to act on the threat posed by climate change, the Secretary-General Designate of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, has said. Addressing the … Continue reading
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6/4/16, 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 »»
Supply and Installation of 75 kWp Ground Mounted Array Type Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic System at the Argyle International Airport, St. Vincent and The Grenadines – Contract # 01/2016/GEF/CCCCC 1. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (“the Centre”) has received financing from the Global Environment (GEF) (UNEP) toward the cost of the project “Energy for … Continue reading
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5/4/16, Bahamas hosts summit on Latin American and Caribbean economies »»
Highlights: Adverse impact of climate change huge concern First time in a quarter of century, IDB hosts meeting in Caribbean Latin American, Caribbean economies mixed picture While growth in Latin America and the Caribbean continued to decline for the fifth straight year, the region is still better off than in the past decade, says the … Continue reading
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