Youth Minister Appeals to Jamaicans to Protect Children

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (right), is greeted by Tashri Thompson, a student of the Friendship Primary School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, as he arrives at the school on February 8 to participate in the launch of a coin drive dubbed ‘Education Makes Cents’. Also pictured (from left) [...]

By | 2018-03-12T19:22:28+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Accelerated Action on Energy Needed to Implement Paris

UN CLIMATE CHANGE PRESS RELEASE / 10 NOV, 2017 Bonn, Germany, 10 Nov 2017 – Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:39:35+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Stark Warning Issued To Caribbean Concerning Climate Change

This 2016 photo shows erosion along the beach in Annotto Bay, St Mary, due to high waves. A warning has been issued to governments across the Caribbean, including Jamaica, to do more to make countries resilient to climate change as there is a price to pay if nothing is done. According to a report commissioned [...]

By | 2017-05-19T14:14:50+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

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|

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|

No cause to celebrate Paris climate agreement

Sir Ronald Saunders   Small island states lost out to their larger, more industralised seniors at COP21.   The results of the climate change conference in Paris (COP21) give no reason for small island states to cheer. The agreement reflects many promises and little action. The one item of concrete action is merely an undertaking [...]

By | 2015-12-21T20:03:22+00:00 December 21st, 2015|

Bill Gates joins with Mark Zuckerberg and other top investors for urgent global action on climate change

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft [Image source: On, via Flickr]   On the opening day of the COP21 global climate change meeting in Paris, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have announced they have joined together with other private investors to help fight climate change by investing in renewable energy. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition will [...]

By | 2015-12-04T18:52:50+00:00 December 4th, 2015|

UTech to unveil findings of cooking with hydrogen study

University of Technology Jamaica (UTech) File Photo   THE findings of a University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)-led research project focusing on the sustainable production of hydrogen as a fuel for domestic cooking will form the basis of presentations and discussions at an International Hydrogen Conference and Exhibition being hosted by UTech at its Papine campus, [...]

By | 2015-10-30T16:53:43+00:00 October 30th, 2015|