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15/12/17, Expression of Interest for Technical Consultant for Green Climate Fund Readiness Grant »»
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICES TO STRENGTHEN THE NATIONAL DESIGNATED AUTHORITY (NDA) AND DEVELOP THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME STRATEGY TO ENGAGE GREEN THE CLIMATE FUND Institution: Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Country: Jamaica Project: Capacity building of Jamaica’s NDA and preparation of a Country Programme for engaging with … Continue reading
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27/11/17, National Training Workshop on Climate Change Impacts Tools »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; November 24, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development and Immigration through the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) is hosting a national training on the Caribbean Weather Impacts … Continue reading
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23/11/17, Energy Awareness Fair 2017 – RE-Thinking Energy: Shaping a Resilient Community »»
The Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities announces the hosting of Belize’s Energy Week 2017 during the week of November 19 -25 under the observance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)’s Energy Month 2017. The Energy Unit within the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities is hosting its 2017 Energy Awareness Fair … Continue reading
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17/11/17, Request for Expression of Interest: Consultancy to conduct the Technical Feasibility Study for Transformation of the St. Kitts and Nevis’ Public Transport Sector to Electric Vehicles »»
The Department of the Environment (DOE) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources, Cooperatives, Environment and Human Settlements, has received grant funding from the Government of Italy under the Italy Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Partnership program to support implementation of the pilot project entitled: “Pilot Public School Bus Transportation System for St. Kitts Using Renewable Energy”. The project … Continue reading
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15/11/17, First Meeting Between IAEA and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Takes Place »»
November 13, 2017  Senior representatives of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) visited the IAEA and its laboratories to discuss areas for cooperation with the Agency. The Center, based in Belize, was established in 2002 by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government and officially opened in August 2005. The CCCCC plays an important … Continue reading
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14/11/17, GWP-C WACDEP Initiative on Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean »»
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has embarked on a new initiative under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) called “Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean” which is being executed in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The initiative includes the development of a Caribbean Climate Resilience and Water Security Investment Framework and Financing Plan (CReWSIP) which … Continue reading
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13/11/17, The Caribbean Science Series, Volume 1: 1.5 degree – New Findings on Implications for the Caribbean »»
Today, Monday, November 13, 2017, in Bonn, Germany at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s 23rd Conference of the Party (COP23), Caribbean leaders present new findings from the 1.5-degree Research into the implications of the Caribbean. Dr. Kenrick Leslie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) moderates the region’s side … Continue reading
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13/11/17, PRESS RELEASE – “1 point 5 to stay alive”, the Caribbean speaks to the world at global Climate Change Conference »»
PRESS RELEASE – Bonn, Germany. 13 November 2017.  “1 point 5 to stay alive”, the Caribbean speaks to the world at global Climate Change Conference “1.5 is a matter of necessity,” said University of the West Indies’ Professor Michael Taylor, speaking at an event convened by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community … Continue reading
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9/11/17, Confronting the 1.5 Degree Challenge and Accelerating NDC Implementation in the Caribbean »»
On Monday, November 13th at 1:15 pm, the region will host a side event on the 1.5 vs 2 degree paper prepared by Professor Michael Taylor of the University of West Indies, Mona Campus. Professor Taylor will be joined by high-level representatives, including members from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community Climate … Continue reading
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9/11/17, The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) launch and side events at COP23 »»
The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) launch and side events at COP23: The adaptation side event “What is Excellence in Climate Adaptation?”, on Thursday 9 November at 3:00pm, (in COP23 Bonn Zone) The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation will launch on November 14th, at COP23 with an exclusive launch event. … Continue reading
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1/11/17, High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November »»
PRESS RELEASE – (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on  21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This initiative is aimed at … Continue reading
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31/10/17, Vacancy – Communications Specialist for the CLME+ Project »»
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) invites applications from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of CLME+ Communications Specialist with assigned duty station in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia where he / she will work with the CLME+ Project Coordination Unit. Full details of the position may be obtained by accessing the following … Continue reading
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30/10/17, Vacancy – Project Development Specialists »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is seeking two (2) Project Development Specialists as it aims at ensuring improved proposals crafting for innovative, impactful and transformative projects that can qualify for bilateral or multilateral climate and/or developmental financing, inclusive of funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Estimated Timeline of Position: Two (2) years in the first instance with the … Continue reading
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25/10/17, Climate Resilient Agriculture in Focus as Barbuda, Dominica Rebuild After Monster Hurricanes »»
Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Barton Clarke is confident that the agriculture sectors that were destroyed with the passage of back to back Category 5 hurricanes will rebound with the collective effort at resilient rebuilding. But more work needs to be done and a greater slice of resources must … Continue reading
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25/10/17, Nicaragua signs the Paris Agreement while UN urges the world to upscale climate policies »»
A month after Nicaragua announced its intention to join the Paris Agreement, the country officially committed to the landmark climate accord, – one day after UNFCCC published a new report urging policymakers to upscale existing and new climate policies in order for the Paris goals to be met. President Daniel Ortega had announced his plans to … Continue reading
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24/10/17, Request for Proposals – Transitioning to National Energy Security: Bartica, a Model Green Town »»
The  Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds  from the Italian Government for the purpose of implementing the project  “Transitioning to National Energy Security: Bartica, a Model Green Town”  and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the  following Consulting Contracts: (1) Household Baseline Survey, Bartica, Guyana, Contract # … Continue reading
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24/10/17, LAC Carbon Forum Stresses Cooperation Among non-State Actors for Success of Paris Agreement »»
Participants at the eleventh Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) have underlined the importance of commitments by “new actors,” such as cities and local, tribal or state governments in achieving the objective of the Paris Agreement on climate change to keep global average temperature rise well below 2 °C and as close as possible … Continue reading
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24/10/17, Women’s Leadership is Driving Climate Action – Speech by Patricia Espinosa »»
On the margins of ministerial meeting in Fiji, designed to the prepare the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), the UN’s top climate change official Patricia Espinosa gave a speech on women’s leadership in climate action and sustainable development. The Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change said that COP23 provided an important … Continue reading
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24/10/17, Role of renewables in focus as Community observes Energy Month in November »»
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) citizens will focus attention on the role of renewables and the importance of efficient energy use when they observe CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) next month. CEM is a collaborative initiative to address the key energy issues and promoting cooperation based on the needs and common interest within the Community. It is a … Continue reading
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24/10/17, In Defense of the 1.5°C Climate Change Threshold »»
According to a recent paper in the journal Nature, the world’s remaining “carbon budget” – the amount of carbon-dioxide equivalents that can be emitted before breaching the 1.5°C warming threshold – is somewhat larger than was previously thought. But this is no reason for complacency. The Earth today is more than 1°C hotter than it … Continue reading
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23/10/17, ‘Climate change is real,’ says Premier Cartwright Robinson »»
“Climate change is real and we’re not a Government that is going to deny it.” These sentiments were expressed by Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson in response to a question posed by reporters on the Government’s position on climate change. Climate change refers to a broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels, … Continue reading
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23/10/17, CARICOM-UN Will Raise Funds to Help Rebuild Hurricane-Hit Caribbean Nations »»
With limited resources and lack of funding, many hurricane-torn regions in the Caribbean are finding it hard to recoup. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a conference to assist the hurricane-torn Caribbean nations to help them become more “resilient” in future climate-related calamities. The conference to be … Continue reading
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23/10/17, Caribbean leaders to attend CARICOM-Mexico Summit »»
Leaders from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will participate in the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit that is scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Belize. The main theme of the summit will be cooperation for the prevention of and treatment of natural disasters. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign and … Continue reading
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19/10/17, CARDI taking action to help rebuild agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica »»
CARDI Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke speaks about reviving agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica from Caribbean Community on Vimeo. As we observe World Food Day today, we tell you that the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has already begun taking action to restore the recently battered agriculture sectors in Barbuda and Dominica. And while he lamented the destruction of thriving … Continue reading
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18/10/17, Vacancy – Climate Change Officer – Mitigation »»
Position Title: Climate Change Officer– Mitigation Position Type: Professional and Technical Location: National Climate Change Office in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration Duration: 36 months Project Reference: Fourth National Communication and First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC The Government of Belize’s National Climate Change Office in the … Continue reading
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17/10/17, Launch of the first Caribbean Regional Energy Efficiency Pilot Financing Facility »»
  “Belize to launch the Caribbean’s first Energy Efficiency Financing Facility under the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD) Project” PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; October 17, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) and the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) are scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Agreement launching the first … Continue reading
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10/10/17, Grenada Showcases climate change adaptation at Regional Conference »»
This year, Trinidad is host to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s International Conference on Climate Change for the Caribbean between 9th to 12th October in Port of Spain. The conference is held under the theme “Integrating Climate Variability and Change Information into Adaptation and Mitigation Actions in the Caribbean Region” and Grenada is represented … Continue reading
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9/10/17, Regional Scientists To Present 1.5 Report at Caribbean Climate Change Conference »»
PRESS RELEASE – Port-of-Spain: October 9, 2017: When scientists and researchers meet in Trinidad at the International Climate Change Conference for the Caribbean this week, it will be in the aftermath of the devastation wrought in the region by successive monster storms in the current 2017 Hurricane Season. The conference, which is being hosted by the … Continue reading
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6/10/17, Vacancy – NDC Implementation Specialist – New York »»
Climate Analytics Inc. (NY) is looking for an NDC Implementation Specialist to work under the supervision of the Director of the Climate Analytics New York office. The main work areas will be as follows: Contribute to the development of a strategy for climate change adaptation and mitigation implementation for Climate Analytics, Support the activities of … Continue reading
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3/10/17, Vacancy – Consultant, Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD), Grenada »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Environment Programme (GEF-UNEP) for the implementation of the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD) Project, aimed at reducing fossil fuel-based per capita electricity consumption in buildings in five Caribbean pilot countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Saint … Continue reading
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20/9/17, Invitation to Quote – Variety Of Goods »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) invites you to submit quotations for a variety goods for use by the Centre’s Communications Unit. Project Title: Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) Source of Funding: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Purchaser: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Contract Ref: USAID-CCAP/CCCCC: SH-G-23-2017 Contract Title: Supply of Equipment and Goods for the … Continue reading
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20/9/17, Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services- Firms Selection – Strengthening the capacity of the NDA and developing a strategic framework for SVG »»
The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently signed a grant agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for readiness support to access climate financing from the GCF. Accordingly, the government will be procuring a consultancy firm to assist with its readiness activities of: Strengthening the capacity of the Nationally Designated Authority (including developing … Continue reading
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20/9/17, Guyana builds Climate Resilience »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; September 19, 2017 – A National Training Workshop on the use of Climate Impact Tools and Models for Decision Making is currently underway at the University of Guyana’s Computer Lab in Georgetown, Guyana. The workshop will run from September 20 to 27, and being held under the USAID-sponsored Climate Change … Continue reading
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18/9/17, CCCCC Announces Its International Conference on Climate Change »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; September 18, 2017 – More than 100 climate scientists, researchers and negotiators from across the Caribbean and the world will gather at the Hilton Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad from October 9 to 12, 2017, to highlight the region’s climate change adaptation successes at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) … Continue reading
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31/8/17, CCCCC Holds Inaugural Project Advisory Meeting in St Lucia »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; August 31, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), implementing organisation for the United States Agency for International Development Climate Change Adaptation Programme ((USAID CCAP), is hosting the inaugural Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting at the Coco Palm Hotel in St Lucia, August 31 to Sept 1. The … Continue reading
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30/8/17, Vacancy – Consultant, Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD), Belize »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Environment Programme (GEF-UNEP) for the implementation of the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD) Project, aimed at reducing fossil fuel-based per capita electricity consumption in buildings in five Caribbean pilot countries and intends to apply part of … Continue reading
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28/8/17, Responses to Queries for Procurement Activity – Consultancy for Capacity Building of (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework Belize and Bahamas »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) wishes to provide the following “Responses to Queries for Consultancy for Capacity Building of (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework Belize and Bahamas.“ Peruse the following responses here. Learn more about the Consultancy for Capacity Building of (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework Belize and Bahamas. Deadline for Submission of bidding documents is on or … Continue reading
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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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