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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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19/2/15, Register for the “Youth Action on Climate Change” Workshop »»
The World Youth Foundation in collaboration with Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Pembangunan Pertanian Melaka Sdn Bhd and various other agencies is organizing an International Workshop on Climate Change “Youth Action on Climate Change”, tentatively scheduled to be held on 21st – 24th May 2015 … Continue reading
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19/2/15, Will fiscal policy help move us towards a green economy? »»
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform recently held a conference in Venice that brought the importance of implementing properly designed green fiscal reforms to the attention of academics and policy-makers. The primary objective is environmental protection and climate change control, but also the setting of fairly uniform regulatory and taxation frameworks to avoid competitiveness concerns in those countries … Continue reading
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10/2/15, The Caribbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG) Project Supports Risk-Based Decision-Making (Bookmark for updates) »»
The Caribbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG) project is supporting risk-based decision-making in the region. The Project is hosting a policy workshop and training at the Savannah Beach Hotel and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados from February 10 to 12. The training will expose senior technocrats and representatives from across Caribbean institutions to … Continue reading
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6/2/15, We are building a network of Climate Change Clubs! »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) welcomed a group of 25 students from the Belmopan Comprehensive High School today for an interactive climate change exchange. The visit forms part of a broader engagement with young people in an effort to create a network of school-based environmental clubs with a strong climate change focus across the … Continue reading
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4/2/15, Did you know we executed 8 comprehensive Climate Change projects in 2014? »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, widely known as the 5Cs, is a Centre of Excellence that thrives on coordination, collaboration and partnerships. We’ve done pioneering work covering regionally relevant climate modelling and data collection,  adaptation projects, climate risk management, education and outreach and coordinating Caribbean negotiating positions at international climate meetings. Over the last … Continue reading
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4/2/15, Renewable Energy Sources and the Caribbean »»
Governments throughout the Caribbean have become more cognizant of climate change issues and the import to implement adaptation and mitigation measures allay such climatic issues. Many have been investing in renewable energy sources for their country. This was demonstrated in March 2013 when CARICOM ministers approved for its member states to produce 47 percent of … Continue reading
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4/2/15, Coral Reef Restoration in the Caribbean »»
¿Cómo se puede restaurar un arrecife de coral? from BIDtv on Vimeo. Coral reefs provide environmental services to Belize and to the Caribbean region as a whole. See video on the restoration efforts being employed to help maintain the health of coral reefs. Credit: BIDtv
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3/2/15, Antigua Faces Climate Risks with Ambitious Renewables Target »»
Ruth Spencer is a pioneer in the field of solar energy. She promotes renewable technologies to communities throughout her homeland of Antigua and Barbuda, playing a small but important part in helping the country achieve its goal of a 20-percent reduction in the use of fossil fuels by 2020. She also believes that small non-governmental … Continue reading
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3/2/15, Designation as “special areas” in the Caribbean »»
The Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) has the greatest concentration of plant and animal species in the Atlantic Ocean Basin.  Yet these precious, and often irreplaceable, natural resources are disappearing at an astounding rate. The vast majority of all species are threatened by habitat loss or modification in addition to unsustainable practices such as over-fishing, unplanned … Continue reading
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2/2/15, It’s World Wetlands Day! »»
What is World Wetlands Day?  February 2 each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials so that government … Continue reading
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2/2/15, An Upworthy Island movement »»
Agricultural blogger and writer, Keron Bascombe,  wrote an expose on climate change efforts in Trinidad and Tobago, its usefulness and where it fits among climate change efforts in the region. His area of research includes ICT in agriculture and other related topics on his blog Tech4Agri. Read his article here.
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2/2/15, Island States Throw Off the Heavy Yoke of Fossil Fuels »»
The Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, on a quest to become the world’s first sustainable island state, has taken a giant leap in its programme to cut energy costs. Last week, the government broke ground to construct the country’s second solar farm, and Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas told IPS his administration is … Continue reading
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2/2/15, Caribbean Energy Security Summit Commits to Energy Transition »»
Twenty-six countries, together with seven regional and international organizations, have released a joint statement in support of the transformation of the energy systems of Caribbean countries. The signatories of the statement, signed during the Caribbean Energy Security Summit, commit to pursuing comprehensive approaches to an energy transition toward “clean sustainable energy for all” and reforms … Continue reading
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2/2/15, Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean »»
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has embarked on a new initiative under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) called “Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean” which is being executed in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The initiative includes the development of a Caribbean Climate Resilience and Water Security Investment Plan … Continue reading
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29/1/15, Caribbean Youth Ready to Lead on Climate Issues »»
At 24 years old, Stefan Knights has never been on the side of those who are sceptical about the reality and severity of climate change. A Guyana native who moved to Trinidad in September 2013 to pursue his law degree at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Knights told IPS that his first-hand experience of extreme … Continue reading
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28/1/15, St.Lucia Hosts Two Critical Climate Change Conferences »»
The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology in St Lucia, the OECS Commission and the High Level Support Mechanism are hosting two important meetings on Climate Change this week at the Bay Gardens Hotel in Rodney Bay. The first meeting, which concluded yesterday, brought together senior climate change negotiators from across the Caribbean over … Continue reading
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19/1/15, Guess Which Caribbean Island Just Went 100% Renewable? Bonaire! »»
Go #Bonaire! This #Caribbean Island Just Went 100% #renewableenergy http://t.co/32XX5PvR5N @AandBEnviron @CARICOMClimate — EAG Antigua (@EAGAntigua) January 15, 2015 Like many Caribbean islands, Bonaire originally relied on diesel fuel to generate electricity for residents, with a peak demand of 11 megawatts (MW). This fuel had to be shipped in from other nations, resulting in high … Continue reading
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19/1/15, Response #3 to Invitation for EoI: Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean Project No. 2012.9762.1 »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) wishes to provide “Response #3 to Queries and Request for Clarifications for Amendment/Revision of Expressions of Interest: Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean Project No. 2012.9762.1″ Peruse Response #3 Peruse Response 1 and 2 below: Response #1 to Queries Received - EoI - IC Response … Continue reading
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16/1/15, Responses to Queries and Request for Clarifications for Amendment/Revision of Expressions of Interest: Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean Project No. 2012.9762.1 »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) wishes to provide the following “Responses to Queries and Request for Clarifications for Amendment/Revision of Expressions of Interest: Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean Project No. 2012.9762.1″ Peruse the following: Response #1 to Queries Received – EoI – IC Response #2 to Queries Received … Continue reading
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9/1/15, Amendment/Revision of Expressions of Interest: Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean Project No. 2012.9762.1 »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Consulting Services for the Implementation Consultant (IC) to assist the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in the implementation of the Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean Project. Qualified Independent Consultants are invited … Continue reading
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17/12/14, Reflections on the UN Climate Talks (Guest Post) »»
COP 20 wrapped up in Lima, Peru last week and many attendees are reflecting on the negotiations. Today Caribbean Climate features a review by Indi Mclymont-Lafayette, a Journalist and the Regional Director of Panos Caribbean – a non-government organisation that focuses on development communication. Soo… what has been achieved after two weeks of talks? That was … Continue reading
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16/12/14, Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States »»
The University of Geneva is now providing a course called "Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States". This course provides an overview of climate change adaptation for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It will present key concepts regarding the issues of adaptation to climate change and the methodological tools needed … Continue reading
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15/12/14, Lessons from Jamaica’s Billion-Dollar Drought »»
As Jamaica struggles under the burden of an ongoing drought, experts say ensuring food security for the most vulnerable groups in society is becoming one of the leading challenges posed by climate change. “The disparity between the very rich and the very poor in Jamaica means that persons living in poverty, persons living below the … Continue reading
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12/12/14, “A Partnership Success Story” – 5Cs hosts side event at COP 20 (video) »»
The Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean are minute contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, but are among the most vulnerable countries in the world to Climate Change. We are already experiencing its impacts. More frequent extreme weather events, such as the 2013 rain event in the Eastern Caribbean; the extreme droughts being experienced … Continue reading
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12/12/14, “Partnering for Survival” – Dr Kenrick Leslie calls for deeper partnerships to address Climate Change at COP 20 »»
Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, addressed delegates at the UNFCCC COP 20/MOP 10 on December 12, 2014. Dr Leslie's address focused on the Caribbean's successes in tackling Climate Change in spite of significant challenges and urged greater partnerships to address Climate Change. Peruse Dr Leslie's "Partnering for … Continue reading
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12/12/14, Browse the IDRC Davos 2014 Outcomes Report »»
The outcomes of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2014, which was held from 24th -28 thof August in Davos, Switzerland, is now available. The Outcomes Report is now available for download and consists of two major parts. Part I provides a summary of the findings of the post-conference expert workshop with focus on … Continue reading
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10/12/14, Bringing agriculture into Climate Change commitments »»
Government officials, representatives of UN bodies and agencies, intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations are meeting at COP20 in Lima, Peru, to discuss a new global climate change agreement. Since the notion of agriculture is not on the agenda, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) and other organisations working in agriculture and rural development … Continue reading
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9/12/14, Million dollar project could reduce water price »»
A million dollar renewal energy project that could slash local water bills is expected to be in operation by February. The European Union-funded initiative, according to EU Programme Director for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Joseph McGann, will significantly reduce the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) biggest operating cost – energy. However, speaking to … Continue reading
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8/12/14, COP2O Week 1 Recap: Caribbean notes “small victories” and anticipates Ministerial decisions »»
Week two of COP20 is now underway in Lima, Peru. Here's a round-up of week one from Sharon Lindo, International and Regional Policy Officer at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. The Caribbean Community continues to carve out a niche for itself in the Climate Change negotiations underway at COP 20 in Lima, Peru.  If … Continue reading
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4/12/14, Vacancy: Belize & Saint Lucia National ESD Project Coordinator/Consultant (NC) »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is recruiting a National Coordinator/Consultant (NC) for the Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Buildings Project (“ESD”). The overarching goal is to develop and implement measures for promoting sustainable energy development within the buildings sector and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and make the energy sector … Continue reading
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4/12/14, Finance for Climate Action Flowing Globally – Upwards of 650B in 2011-2012 »»
 Finance for Climate Action Flowing Globally stood at $650 Billion annually in 2011-2012, and possibly higher Annual public and private flows from developed to developing countries ranged from $40 to $175 billion Dedicated multilateral climate funds - including UNFCCC funds – represented small shares during the same period, but are set to rise with the … Continue reading
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1/12/14, CERMES Student Shares Research Experience »»
We have supported extensive field laboratory work for a contingent of students, faculty and support staff  from the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), UWI Cave Hill over the past ten years. The field laboratories are held in Belize, one of the region’s most diverse ecological settings, and afford the students an opportunity to put into action the range … Continue reading
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1/12/14, COP 20 to Lay Foundation for Paris 2015 Agreement »»
The UN Climate Change Conference is now underway in Lima. The meeting, which runs from December 1 – 12, is expected to lay the foundation for an effective new, universal climate change agreement in Paris in 2015 while also raising immediate ambition to act on climate change in advance of the agreement coming into effect in 2020. … Continue reading
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1/12/14, Galleon Fish Sanctuary Video Wins at Cinefish Conference »»
A video about the Galleon Fish Sanctuary won first prize in the ‘Documentary’ category during “Cinefish” at the the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) conference in Barbados last month. The Galleon Fish Sanctuary is supported by the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative (C-FISH), a project aimed at strengthening community-based fish sanctuaries by providing resources, training and alternative livelihood opportunities … Continue reading
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20/11/14, Withdrawn: Implementation Consultant For The Coastal Protection For Climate Change Adaptation In The Small Island States In The Caribbean Project »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) wishes to withdraw the pre-qualification notice for an Implementation Consultant under the Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean project, which is funded by the German Development Bank (KfW). The Request For Proposals will be re-advertise at a later date. Please … Continue reading
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17/11/14, Up-scaling finance for community-based adaptation »»
A new review paper entitled ‘Up-scaling finance for community-based adaptation‘ is now available.  Published in the academic journal Climate and Development, the paper is available free of charge as part of a special issue entitled ‘Community-based adaptation: Mainstreaming into national and local planning’. The paper explores ways in which community-based adaptation is presently being mainstreamed through … Continue reading
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17/11/14, Global Governance: The Intersection of Human Security and Justice »»
The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center are co-hosting a breakfast Expert Consultation on “Global Governance: The Intersection of Human Security and Justice” on 9 December 2014 from 08:00am – 10am at the Ausan Gate Meeting Room, Hilton Lima Miraflores in Peru, in connection with the work of the Commission on Global … Continue reading
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17/11/14, E-Learning Course: Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development »»
E-Learning Course  Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Last date to apply – November 17, 2014 Course Delivery Dates: December 1 – 12, 2014 http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/investment-planning-toward-low-emission-development Introduction: The course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design phase of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) investment plans and strategic programs. The objective of this course … Continue reading
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14/11/14, Climate Policy Initiative »»
Here’s a round-up of activities by the Climate Policy Initiative that are useful in the leap up to COP. Interactive Report & Webinar: Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy Could Free up Trillions Some worry that a switch away from fossil fuels could have a significant cost to the global economy and undermine the financial system. … Continue reading
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14/11/14, Understanding the Energy-Water Nexus »»
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) recently released the publication ‘Understanding the Energy-Water Nexus’ that can be downloaded at http://www.ecn.nl/docs/library/report/2014/e14046.pdf. Why is it important? Climate change is a global problem, and one of the main challenges facing mankind this century. Climate change is driven mainly by energy use and land use changes, but at … Continue reading
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13/11/14, US and China strike deal on carbon cuts in push for global climate change pact »»
Barack Obama aims for reduction of a quarter or more by 2025, while Xi Jinping sets goal for emissions to fall after 2030 The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to … Continue reading
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11/11/14, Saint Lucian fishermen peg hopes on common fisheries policy »»
John Francis was just 17 when he began fishing more than four decades ago. But these days, the 60-year-old fisherman from Praslin, on the east coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, finds it hard to make a living. “There used to be money in fishing. In the 70s, 80s and 90s I used … Continue reading
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22/10/14, Belize Fights to Save a Crucial Barrier Reef »»
Home to the second longest barrier reef in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, which provides jobs in fishing, tourism and other industries which feed the lifeblood of the economy, Belize has long been acutely aware of the need to protect its marine resources from both human and natural activities. However, there … Continue reading
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