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As COP21 Opens, UN Secretary General Tells World Leaders Paris Must Mark a Decisive Turning Point

November 30, 2015           PARIS, France, CNS – The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) opened here Monday with an unprecedented 150 world leaders present. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called on the Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of States to deliver a universal, meaningful and robust agreement. “You are […]

Sea Level Rise: What Does it Mean for Antigua and Barbuda

November 25, 2015         ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CNS – Climate change will have many devastating effects related to changes in weather patterns, but the greatest damage will be caused by rising sea level. Antigua and Barbuda is poised to suffer from this with critical infrastructure below sea level. Sea level rises as […]

When the Water Runs Out in Antigua

St. John’s, Antigua – Drought and climate change are changing the landscape for small farmers in Antigua and Barbuda with enormous implications for food security. Drought is generally defined as an extended period – a season, a year, or several years – of deficient precipitation compared to the statistical multi-year average for a region that […]

Islands Compete to Protect the Ocean

St. Georges, Grenada – Marching up Depradine Street in Gouyave, children sing passed their neighbors’ front doors. Gouyave is a busy fishing town, where backdoors open right onto the sandy beach. Today, Gouyave has transformed into Hollywood. The cameras are rolling, as Mr. Killa, Grenada’s Soca superstar, films a music video. The video is Grenada’s […]

Major Adaption Targets Announced in the Fight Against Climate Change

St. John’s, Antigua – Three major plans are in the pipeline for Antigua and Barbuda as the country continues to lead the charge in the fight against soaring electricity bills, climate change, global warming and greenhouse gases. While addressing a recent media session at the Environment Department, Minister of the Environment Molwyn Joseph announced that […]

Antigua and Barbuda Developing its Solar Energy Sector

November 7, 2015         ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says the first phase of a  10 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaics project has been completed as it develops the island’s renewable energy potential and improve the delivery of energy services to the population. Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy […]

Tiny Antigua and Barbuda Punches Above its Weight in Climate Change Fight

St. John’s , Antigua – The tiny twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda does not produce 0.01% of the harmful carbon emissions now polluting the atmosphere. In fact, Antigua and Barbuda and all of its Caribbean neighbours combined do not. Rather than being polluters, these countries are the victims of other people’s pollution. Less than […]

It’s All Down to Money

  October 30, 2015         ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Money matters.  It will matter a great deal when representatives of about 200 countries meet in Paris from 1 to 11 December to try, yet again, to settle a universally acceptable deal on Climate change. The issues will boil down to how much […]

Antigua and Barbuda Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris Agreement

October 19, 2015         BONN, Germany – Antigua and Barbuda has submitted its new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) comes in advance of a new universal climate change agreement which will be reached at the UN climate conference in […]

Region’s Massive Debt due to Natural Disaster — UWI Chancellor

October 12, 2015         KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Sir George Alleyne says the region’s massive debt to international agencies is due to the effects of natural disasters. He was speaking at the seventh Annual UWI Open Campus Ceremony for the Presentation of Graduates. […]