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Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

Paris, FRANCE — Caribbean leaders yesterday announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first “climate-smart zone” in the region, which is still reeling from the unprecedented devastation wrought by recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. Supported by funding and resources from the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the World Bank Group and the [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:27:57+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

JPS Plans Storage Facility To Reduce Power Outages

Outgoing JPS President Kelly Tomblin. Power utility Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) plans to build a 24.5-megawatt facility to store energy as a safeguard against power outages. It's described as the first of its kind in the Caribbean. JPS plans to build the facility next year, but no cost was disclosed up to press time. [...]

By | 2017-06-18T18:33:17+00:00 June 18th, 2017|

New Book On Climate Change And The Caribbean Hits Local Shelves

Thera Edwards with a copy of the book 'Global Change and the Caribbean: Adaptation and Resilience'. A NEW book on resilience building in the Caribbean, forced by the changing climate and driven by globalisation and population growth, has hit local shelves, with the goal to lend insight into regional realities and help inform future action. [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:33:41+00:00 June 5th, 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|

Jamaican Scientist Makes IPCC Team

JAMAICA'S Professor Michael Taylor has made the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) team, tasked to deliver what is a vital report for the Caribbean and other small island developing states (SIDS), in the fight against global climate change. Taylor was invited to serve as one of three coordinating lead authors for the third chapter [...]

By | 2017-04-17T19:35:00+00:00 April 17th, 2017|

CSEF 2017: Call To Action For CARICOM Energy Players

WITH ECONOMIES under threat due to climate change and prevailing high production costs, the recent Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) served as a call to urgent action to realise energy efficiency and energy sustainability within CARICOM. Kim Osborne of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development at the Organisation of American States, said it is past [...]

By | 2017-02-03T03:04:13+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

Advocates Advised To Maintain Gender And Climate Change Body

  The effort to mainstream gender in climate change considerations while cementing the place of women in decision-making in that arena has a supporter in Dr James Fletcher, recent head of the CARICOM Task Force on Sustainable Development. "Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, particularly in small-island developing states. Anytime here in Saint Lucia, [...]

By | 2017-01-17T22:48:19+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

CARICOM Spotlights Energy: Citizens Urged To Support Efforts

The painting by Candice Henry of Trinidad and Tobago, which placed second in CARICOM Energy Week art and photo competition last year. THE CARIBBEAN Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is this month drawing public attention to the energy realities of the region while helping individuals to identify how to better conserve while cutting costs. They are doing [...]

By | 2016-11-10T17:44:25+00:00 November 10th, 2016|

Holness: ‘Get It Right’ On Energy

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses the opening ceremony of the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators Conference in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday. Asserting that "we must get it right", Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged utility regulators to take seriously their role in helping the Caribbean ease its dependence on oil and embrace technologies and [...]

By | 2016-10-27T15:53:02+00:00 October 27th, 2016|

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|