Barbados

Youth Call for Leaders to Follow Footsteps of Climate Vulnerable Forum

December 3, 2015         PARIS, France – Meet the new kid in town – The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF). Their ability to impact the negotiations is not be underestimated. This group of developing countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean has been stealing the show at COP21 over the last […]

The Deadly Impact of Climate Change on the Caribbean

December 1, .2015         This week sees the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, France with US President Barack Obama taking centre stage in seeking an agreement among 150 world leaders to reduce carbon emissions and roll back the tide of climate warming. Today he meet with island […]

Caribbean Leaders Want Special Recognition in New Climate Change Agreement

December 1, 2015           PARIS, France, CNS – Caribbean leaders have told their counterparts from all around the world who are gathered here for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), that their unique characteristics and special circumstances must be fully recognised and included as a cornerstone of a new agreement […]

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 […]

S&P: Climate Change can Impact Credit Risk of C’bean Countries

November 30, 2015           PARIS, France (CMC) — A major international credit rating agency says Caribbean and Southeast Asian countries are mostly at risk of climate change affecting their credit ratings. “Our simulations indicate that climate change-related natural hazards can harm sovereign ratings,” said Marko Mrsnik, a credit analyst with the […]

CARICOM to Push for Special Consideration at Climate Change Conference

November 27, 2015           BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart says next week’s Conference of Parties (COP21) negotiations in Paris will see the grouping pushing for special treatment for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). “We will advocate strongly for special consideration […]

Climate Change Puts Heat On Asia, Caribbean Ratings: S&P

Paris, France (AFP) – Climate change will put current credit ratings on sovereign debt at risk, especially in southeast Asia and the Caribbean, as the likelihood of natural disasters rises along with temperatures, rating agency Standard and Poor’s said on Thursday. “Our simulations indicate that climate change-related natural hazards can harm sovereign ratings,” Standard and […]

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 […]

Barbados Prime Minister’s Message on Climate Change

Bridgetown,  Barbados – We stand on the edge of a precipice. Climate change threatens the very existence of many small island and low-lying coastal states in the Caribbean and around the world. Amongst other things, climate change has already caused extreme weather events, coastal erosion and changes in weather patterns that have had tragic consequences […]

Consultancy: Development of IPP Licensing Regime for Barbados

November 16, 2015     http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=26674