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15/4/15, INDC Preparation Webinar for Least Developed Countries »»
CDKN and Ricardo-AEA presents a public webinar for Least Developed Countries on ‘How to prepare your Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)’. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 14:00-15:00 UK time (GMT+1). To join the webinar, register now. The UNFCCC has invited all Parties to communicate to the secretariat their INDCs “well in advance of COP … Continue reading
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10/4/15, Scientists Map Caribbean Seafloor as Part of 12-Year Project »»
U.S. scientists on Tuesday completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a 12-year project to map the Caribbean seafloor and help protect its reefs. A team with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration studied an area of 270 square miles (700 square kilometers), using equipment including … Continue reading
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10/4/15, Climate Education Week Nears – 18th – 25th April, 2015 »»
The Climate Education Week Toolkit is now available! It is a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with everything you need raise awareness and boost knowledge about climate change. The Toolkit includes a week’s worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core (a curriculum in the United States). Each day covers … Continue reading
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8/4/15, Caribbean and International Water and Funding Agencies Meet on a New Caribbean Climate-Proofing Water Investment Initiative »»
Over thirty (30) representatives from key regional and international water and finance institutions will meet in Barbados on April 9th and 10th, 2015 to help steer a new Caribbean Climate-Proofing Water Investment initiative spearheaded by the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) executed in collaboration with the Caribbean Community … Continue reading
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8/4/15, Vacancy – CCRIF, Risk Management Specialist »»
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) SPC invites eligible consulting firms and highly qualified individuals to express interest in providing Risk Management services. The principal responsibilities of the Risk Management Specialist (RMS) include actuarial assessment and risk management, financial planning, catastrophe risk modelling, hazard event monitoring and reporting, interacting with participating governments and fostering … Continue reading
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7/4/15, Planning for Climate Change Conference Series »»
Following the success of the Inaugural ‘Planning for Climate Change’ Conference in December 2014, on two Conferences entitled 'Planning for Climate Change'are being planned. The first will be held on the 25th of June this year at the University of London, and the second will be held on the 28th of October 2015 in Dublin at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce  Details can be … Continue reading
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6/4/15, New High Resolution Projections Predict Coral Reef Bleaching in the Caribbean »»
As the climate changes and temperatures warm, corals are becoming more susceptible to bleaching. Now, researchers have looked at bleaching in detail and have discovered when and where bleaching will occur in the coming years. “Our new local-scale projects will help resource managers better understand and plan for the effects of coral bleaching,” said Ruben … Continue reading
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2/4/15, UNU-EHS and UPEACE Online Course on Climate Change, International Law and Human Security »»
The University for Peace (UPEACE) and UNU-EHS are pleased to invite applications for a new certificate online training course on the topic of “Climate Change, International Law and Human Security”. This six weeks online course will be co-taught by experts from both institutions and will take place from April 8th to May 19th, 2015. The … Continue reading
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1/4/15, More Than Scientists – a new video campaign »»
A new project—More Than Scientists was launched March 15. It brings together climate scientists, advocacy organizations and the public in an innovative campaign that offers a unique glimpse into the real life stories, personal views and feelings of the experts on climate change. From leading universities such as MIT, University of Washington and Harvard, climate experts … Continue reading
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1/4/15, BVI Is First To Launch Financing Framework For Climate Change Issues »»
  The Virgin Islands became the first Caribbean Territory and a leader amongst small island states globally in establishing the policy and financing framework needed to address the causes and impacts of climate change. This milestone was achieved with the passage of the Climate Change Trust Fund Act 2015 in the House of Assembly Tuesday … Continue reading
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31/3/15, Climate Finance Skills Hub Coordinator »»
The Commonwealth Secretariat is recruiting key personnel to take up posts in Mauritius and regional partner organisations in the Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean to advance needs assessments and programme design. The Coordinator will be the key staff member based in the Hub in Mauritius to design the programme functions, bring together networks, support the proof … Continue reading
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31/3/15, Caribbean focuses on youth unemployment »»
The International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday that the 9th Meeting of Caribbean Labor Ministers has concluded with a commitment to strengthen social dialogue further both at the national and regional levels. The ILO also said the meeting in Port-of-Spain, the Trinidad and Tobago capital, ended with renewed impetus to focus on creative solutions … Continue reading
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31/3/15, Saint Lucia moving to improve energy efficiency in buildings »»
Saint Lucia is to join the regional movement, alongside four other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) islands, to identify ways to improve energy efficiency in buildings. A regional training workshop on Simulation Tools for Energy Efficiency in Caribbean Buildings, commenced today at the National ICT Centre, Bourbon Street, Castries, Saint Lucia. The workshop, held March 9th-12th 2015, is … Continue reading
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31/3/15, UNEP ‘Our Planet’ 2015 Focuses on SDGs »»
An integrated, universal approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda is essential, according to the 2015 issue of ‘Our Planet,’ a publication from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner discusses the importance of integration, universality, climate change mitigation, governance and accountability, and financing. He writes that … Continue reading
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27/3/15, Caribbean Community Climate-Smarting Fisheries »»
Caribbean nations have begun work on a plan to ‘climate smart’ the region’s fisheries as part of overall efforts to secure food supplies. The concept is in keeping with plans by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to improve the “integration of agriculture and climate readiness” as the region prepares to deal … Continue reading
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27/3/15, Growing a future – Coral restoration in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica »»
Fishers of Bluefields Bay tell stories of a time when the coral grew so high parts of the reef were impassable, when boats had to navigate around the coral tips emerging out of the Caribbean’s blue waters. Four decades later a trip underwater will show you a seafloor still covered with the skeletons of these … Continue reading
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27/3/15, Fishing Community Artisans Complete First C-FISH Order! »»
It was a long road, but the hard work from these ladies of Cotta Craft group finally paid off when they delivered their first (and largest order) to date of 250 C-FISH tote bags to Sandals. These beautifully designed, marine themed tote bags with key rings will be sold Caribbean wide in the gift shops … Continue reading
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19/3/15, ECMMAN project – This is who we are »»
“This is who we are” by Ambi, J Mouse, Famus and Bridget Barkan from chad harper on Vimeo. The Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network (ECMMAN) Project produced a local music video: This Is Who WE ARE by Ambi, J Mouse, Famus and Bridget Barkan for respecting Marine Life across 6 Caribbean Islands. Dominica, Grenada, … Continue reading
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18/3/15, NEW GWP-C RESOURCES – IWRM Regional Cooperation Information Products »»
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) produced a series of information products to further cooperation in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) among various stakeholders across the region. The information products were produced under GWP-C’s Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP). The products can be accessed on GWP-C’s Water and Climate Knowledge Platform here and includes: A Database … Continue reading
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18/3/15, Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving Climate Change »»
Coral species from different climes being mixed as a form of ‘assisted evolution’ to see if it will help them adapt more quickly to rising sea temperatures. The Australian government’s marine research agency is looking to genetically alter species of coral to help them cope with rising sea temperatures, as new modelling showed the coverage … Continue reading
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16/3/15, FAO success stories on climate-smart agriculture »»
This booklet provides examples of climate-smart systems by showcasing some FAO success stories in various countries. The cases have been selected from the FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook launched in 2013 to show the diversity of potential options across different regions and agricultural systems also covering subjects such as biodiversity and gender. Download here How … Continue reading
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6/3/15, Event Highlight: Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction »»
The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from March 14 to 18, 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Thousands of participants are expected to attend the event, which is being held under the theme "building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters". Learn More!
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4/3/15, The CUF5 – Call for Papers »»
The Saint Lucia Institute of Land Use Planners, Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, Saint Lucia, The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM), Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT), and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will … Continue reading
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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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