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21/6/17, CCCCC participates in the GCF Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean »»
Members of Staff  of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre are currently participating in the The Green Climate Fund’s Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean held in Placencia, Belize, from June 19-22, 2017.  The Structured Dialogue is organized in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre with the intention to … Continue reading
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14/6/17, Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended the following provisions of Section II – Bid Data Sheet of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the … Continue reading
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14/6/17, Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #2 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one … Continue reading
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14/6/17, Vacancies – PACT: Programme Director & Technical Coordinator »»
The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB) is implementing the project entitled “REDD+ Readiness Project”. The objective of the REDD+ Readiness Project is to carry out Readiness Preparation through a participatory and inclusive process in order to strengthen Belize’s capacity to participate in future REDD+ carbon payment transactions. The REDD+ Readiness … Continue reading
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9/6/17, Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended Section seven Schedule of Requirements: Schedule two of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation … Continue reading
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9/6/17, Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #1 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric … Continue reading
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8/6/17, CARICOM – Strengthening regional and global networks to achieve sustainable development goals »»
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) staged its Side-Event at the UN Oceans Conference in New York, Wednesday, with a strong focus on networking and collaboration to help the region achieve its sustainable development goals. The event, titled “Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development”, was convened as a partnership involving CARICOM Member States, led by Barbados and … Continue reading
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7/6/17, CCORAL Training Workshop in Grenada »»
Belmopan, Belize; June 7, 2017 – The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) Training Workshop moved to the Public Workers Union in Grenada this week, and will run from June 6 to 9. The training is being carried out by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United States Agency for … Continue reading
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6/6/17, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: UNFCCC, NATO, FAO Advance Work on Adaptation »»
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference considered a number of adaptation-related issues in formal negotiations, as well as side events that addressed topics, such as climate risk management, adaptation innovation and finance, ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA), climate resilience, and loss and damage. FAO issued supplementary guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Guidelines for ‘Addressing Agriculture, … Continue reading
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5/6/17, US$650,000 Grant for Bartica ‘Green’ Town project »»
The Government of Guyana has received a US$650,000 grant from the Government of Italy in support of its Model ‘Green’ Town, Bartica Project. The primary objective of the grant is to establish a reliable point of reference for the existing state of energy use in Bartica. The data generated from this will be used for … Continue reading
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5/6/17, A Challenge for the Caribbean: Nature and Tourism »»
Excerpt taken from the Inter-American Development Bank’s publication: Integration & Trade Journal: Volume 21: No. 41: March, 2017 One of the greatest injustices of pollution is that its consequences are not limited to those who produce it. The Caribbean is one of the least polluting regions in the world but it is also one of the most exposed to global … Continue reading
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2/6/17, Invitation for Bid for the Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR Equipment »»
Country: BELIZE Name of project: United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) – Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID- CCAP) Grant No.: 538-RDOAG-DO3-2015 Contract Title: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system Reference No.: Contract #14/2017/USAID/CCCCC The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (“the Centre) … Continue reading
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31/5/17, ACS and CCCCC discuss collaboration »»
Belmopan, BELIZE: May 31, 2017 – Dr. Kenrick Leslie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and Dr. June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) discussed collaborations on a range of issues when they met at the Centre’s office here on Monday, May 29, 2017. Dr. Soomer, and her … Continue reading
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31/5/17, Caribbean considers new climate change approaches »»
PRESS RELEASE:- Commonwealth countries may soon be the benefit from a process called “regenerative development.” Recently, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed high commissioners and climate change innovators to a Commonwealth-facilitated conference in London, calling on all to work together on technologies and approaches that have the potential to reverse climate change. In her opening remarks, the … Continue reading
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31/5/17, SKN To Receive CDB Grant For Climate Change Project »»
St Kitts and Nevis is getting a climate-related Caribbean Development Bank grant of $538,000 euros. The CDB says the funds will facilitate the conducting of a climate risk and vulnerability assessment of the federation’s coastal road infrastructure. The CDB grant will also be used to prepare designs for the rehabilitation of two high-priority sites, according … Continue reading
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25/5/17, CCCCC attends GCF Direct Access Workshop »»
Assistant Executive Director at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr. Mark Bynoe, and Project Development Specialist, Dr. Donneil Cain, participated in a meeting of representatives of the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) direct access Accredited Entities in Songdo, South Korea. The CCCCC is one of two regional Accredited Entities to the GCF. At the … Continue reading
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25/5/17, Pitch for the Planet – $ 500 million to catalyze climate capital »»
The Green Climate Fund has launched a global campaign to unlock private sector investment in climate finance. The Fund is offering USD 500 million to support business ideas that drive greenhouse gas emission reductions and help communities adapt to climate change in developing countries. This is the first time GCF has issued a call for … Continue reading
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25/5/17, USD 110 million of new support for climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience projects across the Caribbean as EIB and CDB sign new financing agreement »»
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed a USD 110 million financing agreement to support investment projects in the Caribbean under CDB’s climate action policy. The Climate Action Framework Loan II builds on the USD 65 million Climate Action Line of Credit (CALC) signed between EIB and CDB in 2011, … Continue reading
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24/5/17, IDB Vacancies »»
Environmental Safeguards Senior Specialist The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking to recruit an Environmental Safeguards Senior Specialist to lead the design and implementation of safeguards for Bank operations, as well as ensure that they meet the requirements of the Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies and international best practices. The environmental specialist will also … Continue reading
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23/5/17, Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017 »»
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has released its first Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017. This report card sums up what we know of marine and coastal climate change impacts on Caribbean Small Island Developing States, and explores some of the actions that are needed to respond to these impacts. Case studies are drawn from those … Continue reading
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23/5/17, A blue urban agenda: adapting to climate change in the coastal cities of Caribbean and Pacific small island developing states »»
Cities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have leveraged nearly US$800 million in green climate funding to support coastal resilience, says a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report. The study, A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States, estimates that 4.2 million people in … Continue reading
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23/5/17, Request for Expression of Interest »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), with a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is supporting Borrowing Member Countries (BMC) to prepare proposals for submission to access climate financing. To this end, the CCCCC will support funding towards the cost of a consultancy to prepare a project proposal for “Building Climate Resilience in … Continue reading
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23/5/17, Climate-health security in the Caribbean: an analysis »»
With a diverse topography and vulnerability to natural and human-made shocks, Editor John Kirton discusses how the Caribbean is exploring options to establish climate-health security with Dr C James Hospedales Q - How do the Caribbean’s distinctive features make it vulnerable to climate change? A – With 30 diverse countries and territories and more than … Continue reading
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19/5/17, Caribbean Urban Forum to Enhance Regional Urban Planning »»
The Belize City Council partnered with the Belize Association of Planners and the Caribbean Network for Urban Land Management to host the seventh annual Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 7) in Belize City at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, on May 17th – 19th, 2017. The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is designed to address specific policy issues within the … Continue reading
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15/5/17, Contract Award Notice – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations »»
Notification of Award – Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” The evaluation of Bids submitted for Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” is now completed. We are pleased to advise that Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” has been awarded … Continue reading
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15/5/17, In Belize, local stewardship key to marine conservation »»
The reef was in plain sight, a majestic view with sandy white beaches surrounding cayes with magnificent frigate birds and booby birds flying overhead at Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument. I was eager to put on my diving gear and see the wonders of the 186-mile-long Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Colorful coral … Continue reading
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10/5/17, CCCCC at Bonn Climate Change Talks »»
On May 10, 2017, Dr. Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) will share the reasons behind the Caribbean’s decision to support the campaign to keep global temperature rise at 1.5 degree, as an expert at the Research Dialogue in Bonn, Germany. Dr Trotz was invited to … Continue reading
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8/5/17, UNFCCC’s Media Accreditation opens on May 19, 2017 »»
Advance information for accreditation for the NOVEMBER Bonn Climate Change Conference(COP 23) 6 to 17 November 2017 World Conference Center Bonn, Germany 1. The accreditation system for COP 23 will open Friday, 19 May (directly after the SBs) – deadline will be 31 August 2. Follow the steps above, choosing “COP 23” as the current … Continue reading
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8/5/17, CCORAL Training Workshop for Antigua and Barbuda »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; May 5, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development/ Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) under the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP) are hosting a Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) Training Workshop in Antigua … Continue reading
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8/5/17, CCCCC, KfW and IUCN Visit CPCCA Projects In Jamaica »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; May 4, 2017 – Senior officers from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) are meeting in Jamaica with counterparts from the German Development Bank (KfW) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for discussions on a regional Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation (CPCCA) Project being implemented … Continue reading
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3/5/17, Climate Change and Food Security Institute launched »»
One of Guyana’s oldest training institutions, the Critchlow Labour College (CLC), has moved to establish the Guyana Climate Change and Food Security Institute (GCCFSI) and the Centre for Agricultural and Environmental Studies (CAES) to afford Guyanese the opportunity to get involved in agriculture. Academic Director and Head of the Institute, Bissasar Chintamanie, said on Sunday … Continue reading
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2/5/17, Caribbean Rolls Out Plans to Reduce Climate Change Hazards »»
Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, the reduction of greenhouse gases is “the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment”. Glasser was addressing the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction … Continue reading
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2/5/17, Caribbean Scientists Work to Limit Climate Impact on Marine Environment »»
Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they’ve been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry. While some work on reef gardens and strategies to repopulate over fished areas, others crunch the data and develop tools designed to prepare … Continue reading
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25/4/17, OECS Commission Hosts First Sub-Regional Dialogue in Eastern Caribbean with Green Climate Fund »»
The OECS Commission, in partnership with the Governments of Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is hosting the first Sub-regional Structured Dialogue in the Eastern Caribbean in Grenada from April 24-26, 2017 under the theme “Accelerating Direct Access to Climate Finance in the Eastern Caribbean.” The dialogue is targeting several stakeholders in … Continue reading
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21/4/17, Intensive Training Continues In An Effort To Increase Awareness Of The Impacts Of Climate Change »»
The Department of Environment recognizes climate variability and climate change to be two of the most significant threats to sustainable development in St. Kitts and Nevis. Against this backdrop, a number of persons from various fields throughout the federation are currently attending an eight day National Training Workshop in the Use of Climate Models for … Continue reading
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12/4/17, Caribbean communities on the front lines of climate change adaptation »»
Newly-released analysis from CDKN has identified a series of approaches to help community-level organisations to increase climate resilience. The analysis focusses on the Caribbean, but has widely applicable lessons for community-based adaptation in other parts of the world. Will Bugler and Olivia Palin explain further: The research acknowledges that the success of adaptation measures is highly … Continue reading
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12/4/17, CCCCC Supports Jamaica in Climate Change Dialogue »»
The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation of Jamaica is undertaking a public outreach entitled “Uncut Conversations on Climate Change: Dialogue for the Future” at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica from 11 to 13 April 2017. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has been invited to … Continue reading
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3/4/17, IMPACT Inception Workshop hosted in Kingston »»
Press Release – Belmopan, Belize; April 3, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is organizing a regional climate change workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica from April 3 – 5, 2017. The IMPACT Regional Inception Workshop marks the launch of a four (4) year project in the Caribbean that … Continue reading
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31/3/17, Caribbean communities take on climate change »»
When powerful storms tear through the islands of the Caribbean, it’s often fishing families and famers in coastal villages who bear the brunt of flooding and damage – and it’s those same people who can help lead climate change adaptation, say experts. Across the region, decision makers are realising a top-down approach isn’t always the … Continue reading
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31/3/17, Dr. Marianne Karlsson shares research on climate change adaptation efforts of two fisher communities »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus in Belize hosted a presentation by Dr. Marianne Karlsson on the results of her PhD thesis “Changing seascapes: local adaptation processes in Belizean fishing communities”, yesterday, March 30. Belize’s wider vulnerability to climate change constitutes the context for the … Continue reading
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27/3/17, Webinar: : Seven years of research on climate resilience in the Caribbean: Government, communities, climate data and the case for action »»
Seven years of climate resilience research in the Caribbean: making the case for action Day: Wednesday 29th March Time: 8:30- 09:30 am (CST, time in Belize) Check the time zone change according to your location: http://bit.ly/2mJfbgn Register here: http://bit.ly/2nLRsy2 Agenda Introduction Maria José Pacha. Knowledge Management and Networks Coordinator – CDKN Latin America and Caribbean Seven … Continue reading
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22/3/17, POLICY BRIEF: Climate data and projections: Supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean »»
Download POLICY BRIEF: Climate data and projections: Supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean No. of pages: 12 Author(s): Will Bugler, Olivia Palin and Dr Ben Rabb Organisation(s): Acclimatise Format: pdf File size: 620.51 KB Governments in the Caribbean recognise climate variability and change to be the most significant threat to sustainable development in the region. Policies … Continue reading
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21/3/17, Office of Climate Change spearheads ‘green’ agenda sessions in Schools-Regions 4, 5, 6 and 10 to benefit in first quarter of 2017 »»
The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), yesterday, visited three schools in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) to continue its countrywide Climate Change sessions, which are aimed at educating students on the effects of the global phenomenon … Continue reading
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21/3/17, CDB provides funds for poverty reduction in 8 Caribbean countries »»
The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is providing US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight Caribbean through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). It said the resources will support improved access to quality education; water and sanitation; basic community access and drainage; livelihoods enhancement and human resource development services in low-income … Continue reading
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8/3/17, Message from the Caribbean Community Secretariat to Commemorate International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2017 »»
Photo Credit: CCCCC, International Women's Day 2017 The Caribbean Community joins with the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. The theme for this Forty-Second observance is #BeBoldForChange; a clarion call for all citizens of our Region and the world to play their part in forging more gender inclusive, just societies. Over the past four … Continue reading
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8/3/17, Global conference renews call to reduce greenhouse gas »»
The fifth Regional Platform for disaster risk reduction in the Americas began in Canada today with the United Nations (UN) reiterating a call for the reduction of greenhouse gases that it has labelled “the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment”. Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser told a … Continue reading
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8/3/17, Cuba Seeks To Revitalize Association Of Caribbean States »»
Cuba is seeking to revitalize Association of Caribbean States (ACS) as ACS’ First Cooperation Conference to be held today, March 8, Cuba’s foreign ministry announced on Tuesday. At a press conference, Carlos Zamora, director of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, said this meeting seeks to evaluate the state of implementation … Continue reading
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7/3/17, Building climate resilience is integral to continued prosperity in the Caribbean »»
The escalating cost of climate change to the Caribbean region makes a compelling argument for taking early action for adapting to climate change. An analysis of ten years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic and social development, including agriculture and tourism, are especially vulnerable to … Continue reading
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7/3/17, Caribbean | Early Warning System to Help Caribbean Fishermen Deal With ClimateFishermen who depend on fishing for a living need an early warning system Change »»
The challenges of climate change and variability faced by fishermen and women in four Caribbean countries are to be addressed through early warning and emergency response tools being developed under the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The information, communication and technology (ICT) solution, which is being developed by the … Continue reading
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7/3/17, CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement »»
Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled, ‘CARICOM Regional Workshop on the Conservation … Continue reading
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