US Vote Could Impact Caribbean’s Climate Future

Republican Walter ‘Mike’ Hill makes a point during The Gleaner’s Editors’ Forum on Tuesday. Next to him is Democrat Moises ‘Moe’ Vela, and Judith Weddeburn of the 51% Coalition. Jamaica and the Caribbean's bid for a secure climate future is likely to be impacted by the outcome of the November 8 United States (US) presidential [...]

By | 2016-10-27T15:47:04+00:00 October 27th, 2016|

Jamaica sets year-end deadline to ratify Paris Agreement

Project Administrator at the Climate Change Division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Clifford Mahlung, addresses a consultation on ‘climate change and human health in Jamaica and its implications for other sectors’ at the Climate Change Division located at Half-Way Tree Road in Kingston. (Photo: JIS) JAMAICA is expected to deposit its [...]

By | 2016-10-05T16:22:50+00:00 October 5th, 2016|

Climate change dominates opening of 71st session of UN Assembly

NEW YORK — The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kicked off on Tuesday here with more than 140 heads of state and government and a yearly tradition of speeches made to the 193 member states of the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. This year marks the 71st session of the [...]

By | 2016-09-28T19:52:11+00:00 September 28th, 2016|

Powerful Speakers For Caribbean Utility Regulators Confab

Andrew Wheatley   A powerful line-up of speakers will address next month's Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) 14th annual conference in Montego Bay, St James. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is among those confirmed for the conference, set for the Secrets Resorts and Spa, under the theme, "Regulation: Creating a Spectrum of Opportunities in the [...]

By | 2016-09-12T20:39:02+00:00 September 12th, 2016|

Jamaica Readies For 2016 Climate Talks

Khan Jamaica has begun preparations to participate in this year's international climate talks set for Marrakesh in November, having earlier inked the historic Paris Agreement, which emerged from last year's negotiations, held in France. "I know the Government intends to be represented as usual, so discussions have started on the complement of the team to [...]

By | 2016-09-01T16:22:13+00:00 September 1st, 2016|

Climate Change strategy critical to poverty reduction — IDB

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor – features DISCOVERY BAY, St Ann — For the past two-and-a-half years, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has spent upwards of US$660,000 growing coral in two locations in Jamaica and one site in Belize. If you’re like most people, you’re wondering why a development bank, with the broad objectives [...]

By | 2016-08-23T16:28:50+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|

Oil company records from 1960s reveal patents to reduce CO2 emissions in cars

 ExxonMobil and others pursued research into technologies, yet blocked government efforts to fight climate change for more than 50 years, findings show The patent records were among a new trove of documents published by the Center for International Environmental Law, and deepen the public relations challenge for Exxon. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters The forerunners of ExxonMobil [...]

By | 2016-05-24T15:46:49+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

Caribbean Youth Get Their Say On Climate Change

WITH the launch of Caribbean Climate Trackers, the region's youth now have the chance to become more vocal on climate change. The youth-led writing initiative, as hub manager Dizzanne Billy describes it, is intended "to identify and support young climate actors from around the world". With its genesis as the Adopt-A-Negotiator initiative, the effort was [...]

By | 2016-05-24T15:05:21+00:00 May 24th, 2016|