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Caribbean rolls out plans to reduce climate change hazards

Posted: 03 May 2017 - Article
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
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CARICOM heightens preparation for UN oceans Conference

Posted: 12 April 2017 - Regional News
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CARICOM Secretariat – Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including those of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are heightening their preparations ahead of the United
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Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

Posted: 30 March 2017 - Regional News
A Saint Lucian project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.The project,
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CIMH launches new climate programme

Posted: 24 February 2017 - Regional News
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) on Thursday launched the ‘Weather and Climate Ready Nation’ programme for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, which aims to
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CARICOM SG lauds Saint Lucia’s leadership role on Sustainable Development on its 38th Independence Anniversary

Posted: 22 February 2017 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended the Caribbean Community’s congratulations to Saint. Lucia on its 38th anniversary as an independent nation.In a message to
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Caribbean better prepared to deal with crisis situations

Posted: 02 February 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean region’s ability to respond to crisis situations and its early warning capacity have been greatly strengthened, thanks to the Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP).
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Agriculture, climate change, renewable energy to benefit as IDB carves out $13B for lending

Posted: 24 January 2017 - Regional News
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan 23 2017 – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it will be lending US$13 billion over the coming year and a significant portion of that amount has been
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CARICOM Member States push climate change concerns at COP 22

Posted: 18 November 2016 - Press Releases
The Heads of CARICOM Member States’ delegations to the climate change meeting COP 22 in Morocco underscored the Region’s position that climate change was not an obscure matter but an
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CARICOM eyes positive outcomes from Morocco Climate Change meeting – Report

Posted: 16 November 2016 - Regional News
Caribbean Community Heads of States, the CARICOM Secretary-General and senior environmental officers are in Marrakech, Morrocco, for the 22nd Meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Convention
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Door to ‘green’ economy open to CARICOM member states -President David Granger

Posted: 16 November 2016 - Regional News
Marrakech, Morocco – (November 16, 2016) The ‘green’ state development agenda, which is being advanced by the Government of Guyana, presents opportunities for Caribbean Community
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon hails ‘new dawn of cooperation on climate change,’ urges action on Paris accord

Posted: 16 November 2016 - Regional News
15 November 2016 – Ten days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders showed strong support for the implementation of this agreement at the opening of
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CARICOM Ministerial Briefing sets stage for final week at COP 22

Posted: 14 November 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Ministerial and technical delegates met in a strategy session Monday as the critical second week of the Climate Change conference, COP 22 got going in Marrakech, Morocco.CARICOM Member
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CARICOM advancing climate change goals at COP22

Posted: 09 November 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Member States are part of the global community of nations gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for this week’s start of the Climate Conference COP22, which is seeking to
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Historic Climate Change Agreement in force from Today – CARICOM Member States signed on

Posted: 04 November 2016 - Regional News
Several CARICOM Member States signed the Paris Agreement when the Book was opened for signature at the United Nations on 22 April 2016 The Paris Agreement on climate change will enter into
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Workshop participants pleased with prep for CBD COP

Posted: 14 October 2016 - Press Releases
Dr. Thérèse Yarde from Caribbean Community on Vimeo.Participants at a CARICOM workshop geared at preparing Member States’ representatives for the Conference of the Parties
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CARICOM ACP-MEAs project helps Regional environmentalists prepare for Bio-diversity COP

Posted: 11 October 2016 - Regional News
Regional environmental officers are attending a workshop to help them prepare for a major international conference on biodiversity, to be held in Mexico in December. The CARICOM ACP-MEAs project is
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Climatic events should spur renewable energy efforts: CARICOM SG

Posted: 11 October 2016 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque on Monday said the recent climatic events that affected Haiti, The Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Cuba and the Dominican
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Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management: Prepare, Respond, Recover

Posted: 20 September 2016 - Regional News
ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT WILL BE THE FOCUS OF A TWO-DAY MEETING HOSTED BY THE EU-FUNDED INTRA-ACP APPGros Islet, Saint Lucia, September 19, 2016
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Consider CMS as conservation tool - environmentalists urged

Posted: 01 September 2016 - Press Releases
Environmentalists were on Wednesday encouraged to seriously consider the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) as a mechanism that can support Regional conservation
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US$33M to finance climate change resilient infrastructure in Caribbean

Posted: 25 August 2016 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide US$33,000,000 towards
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CIMH and Sutron Corporation partner to help Caribbean nations build climate resilience

Posted: 09 August 2016 - Regional News
(Bridgetown, Barbados) -- National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) from across the Caribbean are now better equipped and trained to monitor climate in the region, thanks to a series
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CDB unveils new programme to assess poverty in the Caribbean

Posted: 26 July 2016 - Press Releases
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, July 26, 2016 – Across the Caribbean, policymakers rely heavily on the availability of timely, accurate and reliable poverty data to support national and regional
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UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

Posted: 21 July 2016 - Regional News
19 July 2016 – Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the
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CARICOM and Chile demonstrate South-south Cooperation at Work

Posted: 06 July 2016 - Regional News
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JULY 5TH, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Caribbean leaders today officially exchanged views with the President of the Republic of Chile, Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, at the 37th
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Suriname President encourages Region to diversify economic offerings

Posted: 05 July 2016 - Press Releases
President of Suriname His Excellency Desi Bouterse has encouraged the Region to further diversify its offerings on the economic market. He was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-Seventh
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Inaction on Climate Change could lead to enormous costs for the Caribbean

Posted: 24 June 2016 - Press Releases
Unless bold steps are taken now to eliminate the risks from Climate Change “future generations are in big trouble and for the Caribbean the trouble is massive “. This is the
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USAID project boosts Grenada’s resilience to climate change

Posted: 23 June 2016 - Regional News
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday June 23, 2016 – Grenada’s capacity to mitigate climate change risks stemming from storms, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events has
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CARICOM to train Regional environmentalists on implementing MEAs

Posted: 15 June 2016 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat, through the Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (ACP – MEAs) project will host a Training of Trainers workshop
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CARICOM Climate Change Institution wins international award

Posted: 10 June 2016 - Regional News
The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has been awarded the 2016 Energy Globe for a project submitted on Belize.CCCCC won from over 1,500 projects submitted from 170
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CARPHA collaborates to protect the Caribbean’s Oceans

Posted: 08 June 2016 - Press Releases
  In observance of World Oceans Day which is celebrated on June 8 each year we take a look at the work that one of our Community Institutions, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), is doing
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