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Promote citizen security to shore up CARICOM societies’ resilience – UNSG

Posted: 05 July 2019 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat) Resilience and sustainable development were at the heart of the  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG), António Guterres’ address to the 40th Regular
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Fight against rising global temperature and ocean degradation, UNSG tells 40th CARICOM Heads

Posted: 03 July 2019 - Press Releases
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG) António Guterres addressed the opening of the Fortieth Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on 3 July in Saint Lucia, focussing on issues
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Caribbean Weather Heads at Congress of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized UN Agency

Posted: 30 June 2019 - Regional News
28 June 2019: English–speaking Caribbean States were well represented at the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg18) which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from
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Together we can beat marine pollution in the Caribbean

Posted: 07 June 2019 - Regional News
Let’s start with the wins. In a robust effort to tackle marine pollution, 14 Caribbean countries, accounting for one-third of the region’s Small Island States, have banned single-use
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Bahamas signs agreement with IDB to advance conch conservation efforts

Posted: 28 May 2019 - Regional News
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas has signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank to advance conch conservation efforts in The Bahamas, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced
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CCCCC to Launch US$45-million-dollar Water Improvement Project in Barbados

Posted: 09 May 2019 - Regional News
Belmopan, Belize; May 8, 2019 – A five-year multi-million dollar water improvement project that is expected to ease the chronic water woes of more than 190,000 Barbadians will be launched on
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CARICOM Secretary-General highlights Region’s Climate Change and EU Blacklisting concerns at International Conference in Romania

Posted: 12 March 2019 - Press Releases
Address by the CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the International Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters, Bucharest, Romania, 12 March 2019  This
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New Hub Launched to Increase Transparency of Climate Action in the Caribbean

Posted: 25 February 2019 - Regional News
UN Climate Change News, 21 February 2019 – Measuring, reporting and verifying climate action under the Paris Climate Change Agreement is being strengthened in the Caribbean region with the
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CCCCC, Govt Of Belize Conduct Climate Change Capacity And Preparedness Training

Posted: 14 February 2019 - Regional News
(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release) – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in collaboration with the Government of Belize is carrying out a national
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REGIONAL STATEMENT ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) SPECIAL REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS (1.5 °C SPECIAL REPORT)

Posted: 12 December 2018 - Press Releases
We, the Ministers responsible for addressing climate change in the Caribbean Community: Recalling the escalated climate change impacts that the region has experienced in recent years with
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CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

Posted: 23 November 2018 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean.The report will be
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Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

Posted: 13 November 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance
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CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

Posted: 26 October 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recorded a significant milestone with the release of a report on the state of biodiversity management in the Region.The report examines how CARICOM Member
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Trinidad and Tobago asks regional catastrophe facility for financial help

Posted: 22 October 2018 - Regional News
The Ministry of Finance has requested the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to urgently disburse funds under our catastrophe insurance policy.This was confirmed via a tweet by
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Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

Posted: 19 October 2018 - Regional News
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island
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CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

Posted: 17 October 2018 - Press Releases
 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway
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The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

Posted: 16 October 2018 - Regional News
By Kenton X. ChanceBRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country
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Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

Posted: 16 October 2018 - Regional News
(CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level
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Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

Posted: 28 September 2018 - Regional News
(Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe are under a Tropical Storm Warning and St. Vincent and the Grenadines under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Kirk churns its way
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Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

Posted: 07 August 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging close collaboration between Caribbean Small Island and Low-lying Developing States (SIDS) and those in the Indian Ocean and Pacific
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Exploit efficiencies to deliver benefits for the people of CARICOM and to remain relevant

Posted: 06 July 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Exploiting efficiencies and opportunities to deliver benefits to the people, was the central chord of
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CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Posted: 14 June 2018 - Press Releases
On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other Heads of
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Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

Posted: 21 April 2018 - Regional News
Rt. Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, this morning used the international platform of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to reinforce the need for financing for
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CARICOM SG briefed by his Commonwealth counterpart ahead of Summit

Posted: 17 April 2018 - Press Releases
Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque was this morning briefed by Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland on the issues before this week's Commonwealth Heads of
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Clinton Global Action Network on post-disaster recovery launched with CARICOM participation

Posted: 03 April 2018 - Press Releases
Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque were among high profile participants at the formal launch of the Clinton Global Initiative
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Tourism Congress to address theme of building resilience in tourism sector

Posted: 14 March 2018 - Regional News
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (March 12, 2018) – When the XXIV Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism opens on Wednesday, March 21 at the Guyana
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CARICOM needs very concessional financing for climate resilience - Secretary-General LaRocque says

Posted: 27 February 2018 - Press Releases
  The Caribbean Community’s goal of creating a climate resilient region requires significant grant funding and very concessional financing, CARICOM
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Building a climate-resilient Community among matters for CARICOM 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting

Posted: 22 February 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community’s push to build a more climate-resilient Community following the devastating 2017 hurricane season is among matters for deliberation by CARICOM Heads of Government at
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PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

Posted: 21 February 2018 - Regional News
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said a collaborative approach is needed to realize the government’s idea of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world.Speaking
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