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9/8/17, Consultancy for Capacity Building of National Designated Authority (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework, Belize and the Bahamas »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund  (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “GCF Readiness Preparation Support Project for the Enhancement of Belize and the BahamasCapacity to Access and Deliver International Climate Finance through  Targeted Institutional Strengthening” and intends to apply a part of the  proceeds towards payments for the … Continue reading
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8/8/17, Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life »»
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) – Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated … Continue reading
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7/8/17, Guyana’s Model Green Town Reflects Ambitious National Plan »»
BARTICA, Guyana, Aug 3 2017 (IPS) – At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica. Considered the gateway to Guyana’s interior, the town has a population of about 15,000 and is the launching point for people who work in the forests mining gold … Continue reading
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4/8/17, Vacancies – PACT: Programme Director »»
The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB) is implementing the project entitled “REDD+ Readiness Project”. The objective of the REDD+ Readiness Project is to carry out Readiness Preparation through a participatory and inclusive process in order to strengthen Belize’s capacity to participate in future REDD+ carbon payment transactions. The REDD+ Readiness … Continue reading
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4/8/17, The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund on the Move »»
The excitement in the room was palatable. You know you have something special going when a volunteer group from a wide variety of backgrounds can eagerly sit through and enthusiastically discuss a near 100 slide PowerPoint presentation on ordinarily mundane topics such as requirements for governance, project cycle management, financial management and so on. Such … Continue reading
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3/8/17, CCCCC Board of Governors Meeting Begins »»
The Annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) began on August 2nd, 2017 and will run until August 5th. It is the first time in the Centre’s 12-year history that the Board is being hosted at the Centre’s offices in Belmopan. During its deliberations, the Board of … Continue reading
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27/7/17, Phase 2 of the Coral Reef Early Warning System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre ([CCCCC]) and NOAA/AOML have reached an agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding for a Phase 2 extension of the Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) to at least five new countries in the Eastern Caribbean.  Under this agreement, AOML (partially funded by the Coral Reef Conservation Program), will provide consultation and information systems support, to … Continue reading
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26/7/17, INTERVIEW-Caribbean life “as we know it” at serious risk – expert »»
“A lot of the damage now comes from extreme precipitation. So that translates into floods, landslides, loss of life, loss of livelihoods” As if hurricanes were not menacing enough, small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defences against a raft of future disasters, according to a climate change … Continue reading
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25/7/17, Climate Change Resilience Training Workshop now on in Barbados »»
Belmopan, Belize July 25, 2017:  A national workshop to familiarize and train selected Barbadian government workers in the application and use of several tools and models to aid development and reduce the risks associated with Climate Change, will run from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The workshop which is being held at the Cave … Continue reading
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24/7/17, UN Secretary General lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues »»
The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has lauded the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for its leadership on pressing global issues. Guterres made the statement at the opening of the 9th biennial CARICOM-UN General meeting in New York on Thursday. “This year marks the 25th anniversary of the decision by the General Assembly to … Continue reading
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4/7/17, CCCCC conducts CCORAL Training for Officers at the OECS »»
Belmopan, Belize; July 4, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is conducting the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) training for officers at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission  this week, July 3 to 7 in Castries, St. Lucia. The training is being carried out by the CCCCC and the … Continue reading
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26/6/17, Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding »»
Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, and CARICOM-CARIFORUM, Ambassador Daniela Tramacere. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the … Continue reading
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26/6/17, CCCCC and USAID continue Climate Change Resilience Training »»
Belmopan, Belize June 26, 2017: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Government of St Lucia are hosting a workshop on the Use of Climate Change Impact Tools and Models for Decision Making, Planning and Implementation on the island between June 19 and 30. … Continue reading
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21/6/17, CCCCC participates in the GCF Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean »»
Members of Staff  of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre are currently participating in the The Green Climate Fund’s Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean held in Placencia, Belize, from June 19-22, 2017.  The Structured Dialogue is organized in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre with the intention to … Continue reading
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14/6/17, Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended the following provisions of Section II – Bid Data Sheet of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the … Continue reading
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14/6/17, Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #2 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one … Continue reading
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14/6/17, Vacancies – PACT: Programme Director & Technical Coordinator »»
The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB) is implementing the project entitled “REDD+ Readiness Project”. The objective of the REDD+ Readiness Project is to carry out Readiness Preparation through a participatory and inclusive process in order to strengthen Belize’s capacity to participate in future REDD+ carbon payment transactions. The REDD+ Readiness … Continue reading
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9/6/17, Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended Section seven Schedule of Requirements: Schedule two of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation … Continue reading
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9/6/17, Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #1 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric … Continue reading
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8/6/17, CARICOM – Strengthening regional and global networks to achieve sustainable development goals »»
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) staged its Side-Event at the UN Oceans Conference in New York, Wednesday, with a strong focus on networking and collaboration to help the region achieve its sustainable development goals. The event, titled “Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development”, was convened as a partnership involving CARICOM Member States, led by Barbados and … Continue reading
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7/6/17, CCORAL Training Workshop in Grenada »»
Belmopan, Belize; June 7, 2017 – The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) Training Workshop moved to the Public Workers Union in Grenada this week, and will run from June 6 to 9. The training is being carried out by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United States Agency for … Continue reading
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6/6/17, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: UNFCCC, NATO, FAO Advance Work on Adaptation »»
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference considered a number of adaptation-related issues in formal negotiations, as well as side events that addressed topics, such as climate risk management, adaptation innovation and finance, ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA), climate resilience, and loss and damage. FAO issued supplementary guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Guidelines for ‘Addressing Agriculture, … Continue reading
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5/6/17, US$650,000 Grant for Bartica ‘Green’ Town project »»
The Government of Guyana has received a US$650,000 grant from the Government of Italy in support of its Model ‘Green’ Town, Bartica Project. The primary objective of the grant is to establish a reliable point of reference for the existing state of energy use in Bartica. The data generated from this will be used for … Continue reading
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5/6/17, A Challenge for the Caribbean: Nature and Tourism »»
Excerpt taken from the Inter-American Development Bank’s publication: Integration & Trade Journal: Volume 21: No. 41: March, 2017 One of the greatest injustices of pollution is that its consequences are not limited to those who produce it. The Caribbean is one of the least polluting regions in the world but it is also one of the most exposed to global … Continue reading
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2/6/17, Invitation for Bid for the Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR Equipment »»
Country: BELIZE Name of project: United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) – Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID- CCAP) Grant No.: 538-RDOAG-DO3-2015 Contract Title: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system Reference No.: Contract #14/2017/USAID/CCCCC The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (“the Centre) … Continue reading
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31/5/17, ACS and CCCCC discuss collaboration »»
Belmopan, BELIZE: May 31, 2017 – Dr. Kenrick Leslie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and Dr. June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) discussed collaborations on a range of issues when they met at the Centre’s office here on Monday, May 29, 2017. Dr. Soomer, and her … Continue reading
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31/5/17, Caribbean considers new climate change approaches »»
PRESS RELEASE:- Commonwealth countries may soon be the benefit from a process called “regenerative development.” Recently, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed high commissioners and climate change innovators to a Commonwealth-facilitated conference in London, calling on all to work together on technologies and approaches that have the potential to reverse climate change. In her opening remarks, the … Continue reading
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31/5/17, SKN To Receive CDB Grant For Climate Change Project »»
St Kitts and Nevis is getting a climate-related Caribbean Development Bank grant of $538,000 euros. The CDB says the funds will facilitate the conducting of a climate risk and vulnerability assessment of the federation’s coastal road infrastructure. The CDB grant will also be used to prepare designs for the rehabilitation of two high-priority sites, according … Continue reading
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25/5/17, CCCCC attends GCF Direct Access Workshop »»
Assistant Executive Director at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr. Mark Bynoe, and Project Development Specialist, Dr. Donneil Cain, participated in a meeting of representatives of the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) direct access Accredited Entities in Songdo, South Korea. The CCCCC is one of two regional Accredited Entities to the GCF. At the … Continue reading
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25/5/17, Pitch for the Planet – $ 500 million to catalyze climate capital »»
The Green Climate Fund has launched a global campaign to unlock private sector investment in climate finance. The Fund is offering USD 500 million to support business ideas that drive greenhouse gas emission reductions and help communities adapt to climate change in developing countries. This is the first time GCF has issued a call for … Continue reading
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25/5/17, USD 110 million of new support for climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience projects across the Caribbean as EIB and CDB sign new financing agreement »»
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed a USD 110 million financing agreement to support investment projects in the Caribbean under CDB’s climate action policy. The Climate Action Framework Loan II builds on the USD 65 million Climate Action Line of Credit (CALC) signed between EIB and CDB in 2011, … Continue reading
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24/5/17, IDB Vacancies »»
Environmental Safeguards Senior Specialist The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking to recruit an Environmental Safeguards Senior Specialist to lead the design and implementation of safeguards for Bank operations, as well as ensure that they meet the requirements of the Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies and international best practices. The environmental specialist will also … Continue reading
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23/5/17, Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017 »»
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has released its first Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017. This report card sums up what we know of marine and coastal climate change impacts on Caribbean Small Island Developing States, and explores some of the actions that are needed to respond to these impacts. Case studies are drawn from those … Continue reading
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23/5/17, A blue urban agenda: adapting to climate change in the coastal cities of Caribbean and Pacific small island developing states »»
Cities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have leveraged nearly US$800 million in green climate funding to support coastal resilience, says a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report. The study, A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States, estimates that 4.2 million people in … Continue reading
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23/5/17, Request for Expression of Interest »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), with a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is supporting Borrowing Member Countries (BMC) to prepare proposals for submission to access climate financing. To this end, the CCCCC will support funding towards the cost of a consultancy to prepare a project proposal for “Building Climate Resilience in … Continue reading
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23/5/17, Climate-health security in the Caribbean: an analysis »»
With a diverse topography and vulnerability to natural and human-made shocks, Editor John Kirton discusses how the Caribbean is exploring options to establish climate-health security with Dr C James Hospedales Q - How do the Caribbean’s distinctive features make it vulnerable to climate change? A – With 30 diverse countries and territories and more than … Continue reading
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19/5/17, Caribbean Urban Forum to Enhance Regional Urban Planning »»
The Belize City Council partnered with the Belize Association of Planners and the Caribbean Network for Urban Land Management to host the seventh annual Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 7) in Belize City at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, on May 17th – 19th, 2017. The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is designed to address specific policy issues within the … Continue reading
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15/5/17, Contract Award Notice – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations »»
Notification of Award – Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” The evaluation of Bids submitted for Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” is now completed. We are pleased to advise that Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” has been awarded … Continue reading
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15/5/17, In Belize, local stewardship key to marine conservation »»
The reef was in plain sight, a majestic view with sandy white beaches surrounding cayes with magnificent frigate birds and booby birds flying overhead at Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument. I was eager to put on my diving gear and see the wonders of the 186-mile-long Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Colorful coral … Continue reading
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10/5/17, CCCCC at Bonn Climate Change Talks »»
On May 10, 2017, Dr. Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) will share the reasons behind the Caribbean’s decision to support the campaign to keep global temperature rise at 1.5 degree, as an expert at the Research Dialogue in Bonn, Germany. Dr Trotz was invited to … Continue reading
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8/5/17, UNFCCC’s Media Accreditation opens on May 19, 2017 »»
Advance information for accreditation for the NOVEMBER Bonn Climate Change Conference(COP 23) 6 to 17 November 2017 World Conference Center Bonn, Germany 1. The accreditation system for COP 23 will open Friday, 19 May (directly after the SBs) – deadline will be 31 August 2. Follow the steps above, choosing “COP 23” as the current … Continue reading
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8/5/17, CCORAL Training Workshop for Antigua and Barbuda »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; May 5, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development/ Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) under the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP) are hosting a Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) Training Workshop in Antigua … Continue reading
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8/5/17, CCCCC, KfW and IUCN Visit CPCCA Projects In Jamaica »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; May 4, 2017 – Senior officers from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) are meeting in Jamaica with counterparts from the German Development Bank (KfW) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for discussions on a regional Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation (CPCCA) Project being implemented … Continue reading
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3/5/17, Climate Change and Food Security Institute launched »»
One of Guyana’s oldest training institutions, the Critchlow Labour College (CLC), has moved to establish the Guyana Climate Change and Food Security Institute (GCCFSI) and the Centre for Agricultural and Environmental Studies (CAES) to afford Guyanese the opportunity to get involved in agriculture. Academic Director and Head of the Institute, Bissasar Chintamanie, said on Sunday … Continue reading
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2/5/17, Caribbean Rolls Out Plans to Reduce Climate Change Hazards »»
Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, the reduction of greenhouse gases is “the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment”. Glasser was addressing the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction … Continue reading
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2/5/17, Caribbean Scientists Work to Limit Climate Impact on Marine Environment »»
Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they’ve been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry. While some work on reef gardens and strategies to repopulate over fished areas, others crunch the data and develop tools designed to prepare … Continue reading
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25/4/17, OECS Commission Hosts First Sub-Regional Dialogue in Eastern Caribbean with Green Climate Fund »»
The OECS Commission, in partnership with the Governments of Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is hosting the first Sub-regional Structured Dialogue in the Eastern Caribbean in Grenada from April 24-26, 2017 under the theme “Accelerating Direct Access to Climate Finance in the Eastern Caribbean.” The dialogue is targeting several stakeholders in … Continue reading
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21/4/17, Intensive Training Continues In An Effort To Increase Awareness Of The Impacts Of Climate Change »»
The Department of Environment recognizes climate variability and climate change to be two of the most significant threats to sustainable development in St. Kitts and Nevis. Against this backdrop, a number of persons from various fields throughout the federation are currently attending an eight day National Training Workshop in the Use of Climate Models for … Continue reading
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12/4/17, Caribbean communities on the front lines of climate change adaptation »»
Newly-released analysis from CDKN has identified a series of approaches to help community-level organisations to increase climate resilience. The analysis focusses on the Caribbean, but has widely applicable lessons for community-based adaptation in other parts of the world. Will Bugler and Olivia Palin explain further: The research acknowledges that the success of adaptation measures is highly … Continue reading
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12/4/17, CCCCC Supports Jamaica in Climate Change Dialogue »»
The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation of Jamaica is undertaking a public outreach entitled “Uncut Conversations on Climate Change: Dialogue for the Future” at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica from 11 to 13 April 2017. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has been invited to … Continue reading
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