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9/4/14, Bluefields Bay Fish Sanctuary is Flourishing (Footage) »»
Excellent footage showing the effect of conservation work in the Bluefields Bay Fish Sanctuary, Jamaica by Intasave-Caribsave. 2.5 years post deployment, the fish are flourishing in the artificial reef.
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9/4/14, CCRIF Expands Scholarship Programme »»
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has expanded its scholarship programme to include Caribbean universities – in addition to those in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, previously available under the CCRIF Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme. CCRIF now invites applications for its new CCRIF Scholarship Programme for 2014. CCRIF will provide a maximum of … Continue reading
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9/4/14, Why This Year’s El Niño Could Grow Into a Monster »»
  The odds are increasing that an El Niño is in the works for 2014—and recent forecasts show it might be a big one. As noted by Chris Farley, El Niños can boost the odds of extreme weather (droughts, typhoons, heat waves) across much of the planet. But the most important thing about El Niño is that it … Continue reading
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7/4/14, Annual CERMES Study Tour Underway in Belize »»
A group of students, faculty and support staff from the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), which is located at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, arrived in Belize today (April 7 through to April 16) for an extensive field laboratory. This marks the tenth year that the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is … Continue reading
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4/4/14, Climate and Society Master’s Scholarship for Caribbean Nationals »»
Caribbean nationals are invited to apply for a Climate and Society Master’s Programme Scholarship to develop knowledge related to climate change adaptation and water resources management  at Columbia University. Applications for the Master’s Program in Climate and Society at Columbia University were due on April 1, 2014, but the admissions deadline has been extended on a … Continue reading
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2/4/14, Climate-Smart Agriculture Online Learning Event »»
Are you interested in Climate-Smart Agriculture? Tune into the FAO's climate-smart agriculture online learning events next month. 2 webinars and online discussions The learning event consists of 2 webinars of 1.5 hours in the month of May 2014, combined with online discussions on Climate-Smart Agriculture approach and policies. The presentations will be followed by a … Continue reading
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1/4/14, 5Cs’ Deputy Director and Science Advisor Dr Ulric Trotz reviews the latest IPCC Report »»
Following the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report detailing impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability associated with climate change , Deputy Director and Science Advisor at the 5Cs Dr Ulric Trotz discussed the findings with leading Jamaican journalist Dionne Jackson-Miller on the flagship discussion programme “Beyond the Headlines” on Monday March 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm. … Continue reading
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31/3/14, Overview: The IPCC AR5 Report- Working Group II »»
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just published its latest Working Group II report detailing impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability associated with climate change. The highly anticipated report paints a bleak picture with respect to the consequences of continued climate change. The latest IPCC report predicts future food and water supply insecurities, and calls for … Continue reading
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26/3/14, Scholarship: MSc Climate Change and Development »»
The University of Sussex is now accepting applications for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2014/15.  The scholarship is available to applicants from eligible Commonwealth countries with an offer of a place on the MSc Climate Change and Development. For details on the multidisciplinary masters programme that examines the implications of  climate … Continue reading
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22/3/14, World Water Day 2014 »»
Today is World Water Day which is being celebrated under the theme “Water and Energy”. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide. Peruse some water initiatives undertaken in the Caribbean: Caribbean water sector managers to benefit … Continue reading
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21/3/14, Longstanding CARICOM Negotiator on Climate Change Reflects on the UNFCCC’s 20th Anniversary »»
Today, Friday, 21 March 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As we celebrate the landmark Convention and the investment in its implementation over the last two decades, Caribbean Climate, the region’s premier climate change focused blog, asked Carlos Fuller, a long-standing Caribbean … Continue reading
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20/3/14, CCIC Extends Application Period for Proof of Concept Grant Scheme to April 20, 2014 »»
The Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), Mr Everton Hanson, says the application deadline for the Proof of Concept (POC) Grant Funding Scheme has been extended to April 20, 2014. Grant funding of up to US$50,000 is currently being provided to entrepreneurs within the Caribbean region under our POC Grant Funding … Continue reading
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20/3/14, The SIDS-DOCK Digest »»
About the SIDS Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilient Initiative – SIDS DOCK SIDS DOCK Institutional Mechanism SIDS DOCK is a SIDS–SIDS institutional mechanism established in 2009 to facilitate the development of a sustainable energy economy within the small island developing states. SIDS DOCK serves as a “docking station” to increase SIDS access to international financing, … Continue reading
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18/3/14, Reminder: Call for Abstracts 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC DAVOS 2014 »»
The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos invites you to submit an abstract for oral presentation, poster presentation, a session or a workshop by this Friday, 28th February 2014. Submit your abstract hereSubmissions should be made on one of the conference topics listed below. Conference topics  Also see  http://idrc.info/programme/conference-topics/ Disaster Preparedness & Response Country Risk Management Environmental & Ecological … Continue reading
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17/3/14, Governments complete preparations for the entry into force of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing »»
Governments have established firm foundations for the operation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing of Genetic Resources, contributing to the momentum towards entry into force and setting the agenda for the first meeting of its governing body, expected to take place in October 2014. The third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental … Continue reading
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14/3/14, President Ramotar lauds work of region’s Climate Change Centre – as task force is set up »»
President Donald Ramotar lauded the work of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) during his presentation today, to CARICOM Heads of Government during their 25th Inter-Sessional Meeting at the Buccament Bay Resort, Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines. The Leaders agreed to establish a CARICOM Climate Change Task Force to provide guidance to Caribbean climate … Continue reading
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13/3/14, Forging a climate resilient development pathway in the Caribbean »»
Dr Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, and a senior strategic advisor to Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), outlines the tremendous opportunities for climate compatible development in the region in a featured Op-Ed published by CDKN Global. The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean … Continue reading
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12/3/14, CYEN-TT Publishes 3rd Edition of ECO Life »»
The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)-Trinidad and Tobago Chapter published the third issue of ECO Life. This edition of the full colour glossy magazine highlights articles written by members of CYEN, activities which CYEN-TT engaged in, places a spotlight on waste management in Dominican Republic and much more. Peruse the third edition of ECO Life … Continue reading
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4/3/14, UN Launches International Year of SIDS »»
At the recently concluded  global launch of the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to be celebrated throughout 2014, Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador of Climate Change and SIDS, Seychelles, who served as Master of Ceremonies, noted that the occasion marks the first time the UN has dedicated an International Year to a particular category … Continue reading
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3/3/14, Indoor Mini-Farms to Beat Climate Change »»
Industrial engineer Ancel Bhagwandeen says growing your food indoor is a great way to protect crops from the stresses of climate change. So he developed a hydroponic system that “leverages the nanoclimates in houses so that the house effectively protects the produce the same way it protects us,” he says. Bhagwandeen told IPS that his … Continue reading
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3/3/14, Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre Seeks Two Climate Leaders… »»
The recently launched Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) is recruiting two Climate Innovation Leaders. Peruse the flyer for details. The posts will be based in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago with travel to other territories in the Caribbean.  The CCIC is a regional World Bank/infoDev project being managed jointly by the Caribbean Industrial Research Centre … Continue reading
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27/2/14, Extension of Deadline: AQUASTAT Update for the Caribbean Consultancies »»
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean are still seeking consultants to update the FAO’s AQUASTAT Report for the Caribbean. The deadline date for proposals for Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica only, has been extended to March 5th, 2014. Download the Terms of Reference for the three (3) consultancies below: AQUASTAT … Continue reading
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25/2/14, Trinidad and Tobago: Who is going to pay the Climate Change piper? »»
Investing in the future is always a challenging decision, for example planning for retirement  will often seem to be less urgent  when we have pressing daily financial  issues that have to be addressed  now (unless you are near to retirement age of course). Not tomorrow, not in 10 years, but today. But the truth is … Continue reading
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24/2/14, CCCCC broadens campaign on impact of climate change »»
The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) says it has broadened its “1.5 ˚C to Stay Alive” campaign that was launched ahead of COP15 in Copenhagen in December 2009. The two tiered campaign sought to sensitize citizens across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) about the impact of climate change on livelihoods in the region, and … Continue reading
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20/2/14, 5Cs Unveils Comprehensive 1.5˚C Stay Alive Climate Change Curriculum »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre‘s 1.5 Stay Alive curriculum and associated resources is now available. Download your copy of the 1.5 Stay Alive Education Initiative. Cognizant of the threat Climate Change poses to the region’s survival and continued development, the Centre launched the 1.5 ˚C Stay Alive campaign ahead of COP15 in December 2009. … Continue reading
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17/2/14, New deadline for proposals under GWP-C’s IWRM Initiative »»
Midday on February 24, 2014 is the new deadline to submit technical and financial proposals for the creation of a database of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) initiative that foster climate resilience in the Caribbean. The proposal is being requested under the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean’s (GWP-C) Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) for the Caribbean. … Continue reading
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13/2/14, 5Cs Welcomes DFID Caribbean Evaluation Team »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre welcomed Caribbean representatives from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UK-DFID) to its offices yesterday. The team, which is conducting an annual project evaluation, includes Alex Harvey, climate change and disaster risk reduction team leader, and Rosanne Kadir, programme officer. The UK-DFID is providing up to £4.9 million … Continue reading
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11/2/14, Climate change and the world’s coasts »»
Coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, global average storm surge damages could increase from about 10-40 billion USD per year today to up to 100,000 billion USD … Continue reading
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29/1/14, Proposed Elements for Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Released »»
The  ‘Proposed Elements’ for the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction are now available. The ‘Proposed Elements’ now being considered draws on consultations with stakeholders that began in early 2012, including online, local, national, regional and global events. Further guidance came from … Continue reading
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28/1/14, Caribbean MPA Network Workshop Resources »»
The role of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) networks in improving marine ecosystem resilience in the Caribbean region was at the core of discussions at the recently concluded workshop on “MPA and resilience to climate change” in St Martin. The workshop, which sought to build MPA local and national capacities to increase the resilience of the … Continue reading
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28/1/14, Climate Change Scholarship at UNiversity of Sussex »»
The University of Sussex is now accepting applications for the MSc in ‘Climate Change and Policy’ for entry in September 2014. Scholarships are available for the multidisciplinary course, which covers both the science of climate change and social science dimensions of policy responses. For further information on the programme and online application process access this link: … Continue reading
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27/1/14, Caribbean Green Tech Incubator Launched »»
The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) was launched today (Monday, January 27, 2014) at the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) in Trinidad and Tobago. The World Bank/infoDev initiative, which is being administered by the Jamaica-based Scientific Research Council and Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), will function as an incubator for businesses solving … Continue reading
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9/1/14, New CARICOM chairman to place emphasis on climate change »»
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said Monday he would use his six month term as chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping to deal with the deleterious effects climate change is having on the socio-economic future of the 15-member bloc. St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Dominica are now emerging from the effects … Continue reading
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8/1/14, Caribbean urged to brace for impact of climate change »»
A two-week regional training workshop on climate change has started here with a warning that the Caribbean could suffer billions of dollars in losses over the next few years as a result of climate change. “As a region, we have to assist each other in every conceivable way imaginable,” said Water, Land, Environment and Climate … Continue reading
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16/12/13, Climate Change, Transportation and Belize’s economic prospects »»
Dr David J. Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography at Western Kentucky University, says “Climate change impacts, both long-term and short-term, are likely to have serious repercussions for Belizean communities without a detailed and comprehensive management plan for accessibility and mobility”. Peruse his exclusive contribution to Caribbean Climate. Links between climate change and transportation may … Continue reading
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13/12/13, 5Cs Participates in First Meeting of the GFCS Africa/ACP Task Team »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre participated in the recently concluded (December 2-4, 2013) First Meeting of the GFCS Africa/ACP Task Team at the EUMETSAT Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. The meeting contemplated the way forward for implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration in Support of the Implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) … Continue reading
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9/12/13, Green Funds and Capacity Development for Environmental Management »»
Environmental Solutions Limited, a Caribbean consulting outfit focused on environmental management, published a strong review of Green Funds in the Caribbean and the opportunities for capacity development. An excerpt is below, read the full article at ESLCaribbean. Concern about climate change and its many, far-reaching effects has propelled countries around the world to come up … Continue reading
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6/12/13, JAMAICA-CLIMATE-International climate conference deemed important to developing countries »»
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 6, CMC – The Third International Conference on Climate Change Services (ICCS3) was ending here on Friday with stakeholders indicating that the three day forum providing an opportunity to find linkages between international climate services and those in the region. “This conference is of great importance for developing countries and for Small … Continue reading
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4/12/13, 3rd International Conference on Climate Services Underway in Jamaica (Bookmark for updates) »»
Day ONE I’m loving @CARICOMClimate’s live coverage of #ICCS3 — whoever you are, come find me and I’ll raise a drink to ya!— francesco fiondella (@fiondella) December 04, 2013 Also read: ICCS3 participants tour Mafoota–contemplate need for climate services The third International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS3) is underway (Dec 4-6) in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  ICCS3 seeks … Continue reading
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2/12/13, ICCS3 participants tour Mafoota–contemplate need for climate services »»
Read 3rd International Conference on Climate Services Underway in Jamaica for updates On Tuesday afternoon, Elvis Grey of the Jamaican Rural Agricultural Development Agency (RADA) led a “learning journey” of about 35 conference participants to Mafoota, a small farming community in St. James Parish, just outside of Montego Bay. The journey was funded by the CGIAR’s … Continue reading
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2/12/13, 5Cs funded climate-smart facility opened in Saint Lucia »»
A team from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre led by Executive Director Dr Kenrick Leslie was present yesterday for the official opening of the Marchand Community Centre, a climate-smart facility near Castries, Saint Lucia. The Marchand  Community Centre was renovated and retrofitted as a pilot adaptation project under the Special Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change … Continue reading
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30/11/13, 3rd Annual CSF Workshop »»
The Third Annual Caribbean Science Foundation Workshop was held in Georgetown, Guyana on December 2-3, 2013 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Guyana and the Caribbean Diaspora for Science Technology and Innovation (CADSTI). The workshop featured: Career options in the STEM disciplines How to network with the Diaspora Science & technology entrepreneurship in … Continue reading
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29/11/13, CCORAL Gets International Recognition: CIR Magazine Risk Management Awards 2013 »»
Caribbean climate change tool recognised at major risk management awards Developed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and climate risk consultancy Acclimatise (www.acclimatise.uk.com) CCORAL developed with funding from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) CIR magazine Risk Management Awards 2013 recognise creative thinking and innovation to risk management. The Caribbean Climate Online … Continue reading
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26/11/13, Post-COP 19 Round-up: Six outcomes welcomed by the Caribbean »»
Caribbean Climate released a widely reviewed post called COP 19 – Five things the Caribbean anticipates in the lead up to the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC and the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. … Continue reading
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25/11/13, Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Launched in Grenada; 7 countries to follow »»
Grenada’s Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries & Environment launched the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) programme last week (November 22, 2013). The launch featured the official handing over of various equipment by the German Ambassador Stefan Schlüter to the Hon. Roland Bhola, Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries & Environment, a highly informative and lively … Continue reading
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18/11/13, Global Warming Heating Up in the Caribbean? »»
Dr. Jason Polk (centre), along with fellow WKU faculty members Dr. Xingang Fan (left) and Dr. Josh Durkee (right) following a meeting at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in Belmopan, Belize. Dr. Jason Polk, Associate Director of Science at Western Kentucky University’s the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute says, the increased spotlight placed on the Caribbean … Continue reading
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13/11/13, 5Cs’ Bosses Discuss Sea Level Rise in the Caribbean with NPR affiliate »»
Members of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s  management team, namely Executive Director Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE, and Deputy Director and Science Advisor Dr Ulric Trotz, were recently interviewed by Tim Padgett, Americas Editor at WRLN, NPR’s Miami affiliate, for a wide-ranging feature on sea level rise and the likely impact on South Florida and … Continue reading
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8/11/13, COP 19 – Five things the Caribbean anticipates »»
The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC and the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place next week (November 11-22). The conference will be held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.  Five … Continue reading
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7/11/13, Building Resilience in Communities & Disaster Risk Reduction (Presentation) »»
The Belize Red Cross (BRC) gave a wide-ranging presentation about“Building Resilience in Communities and Disaster Risk Reduction with a focus on Climate Change” to staff members of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s (CCCCC) this week (November 6, 2013). International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Management Officer Pria Rai introduced the new Caribbean Climate Change … Continue reading
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6/11/13, 5Cs supports the Caribbean’s first ‘National Consultation on a Framework for Climate Services’ »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) supported the region’s first National Consultation on a Framework for Climate Services in Belize last week (October 30- November 1, 2013). The consultation, organized in association with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the National Meteorological Service of Belize, and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), sought to advance … Continue reading
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