Hurricane Recovery Plans for the BVI and Beyond

Hurricanes Irma and Maria are still fresh in the mind of all of us who experienced them in the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean. These hurricanes have affected so many people, and everyone will have their own heart-breaking, moving and inspiring story to tell. I wanted to highlight a few, and share what I’ve [...]

By | 2017-11-03T15:11:00+00:00 November 3rd, 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|

Private Sector Targets 2016 Climate Talks

  To take better strategic advantage of climate finance opportunities while continuing the courtship of local business interests, Jamaica is looking to have private sector representation on its team to Marrakesh in November. "In this COP (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), we would want even one private [...]

By | 2016-09-15T18:33:55+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

Caribbean Negotiators Dig In As Paris Talks Near Close

WITH ONLY two days to go before the official end to the climate talks here, Caribbean negotiators are working feverishly to safeguard the region's interest in the final outcome document. That document - referred to as 'the text' throughout the negotiating process - is widely expected to inform the global response to climate change. "All [...]

By | 2015-12-10T17:24:24+00:00 December 10th, 2015|

Countdown To COP 21: Caribbean Under Threat From New Climate Regime

With the emergence of what he calls 'a new climate regime', physicist Dr Michael Taylor has painted a picture of a Jamaica and Caribbean region that supports the case for an ambitious deal at the international climate talks set for Paris in December. "The number of warm days everywhere in the Caribbean is increasing. Over [...]

By | 2015-10-09T14:18:23+00:00 October 9th, 2015|