Jamaica to Benefit from US$15 Million Climate Change Grant

By Rochelle Williams Photo by: Donald DelahayeAmbassador of Japan to Jamaica, His Excellency Yasuo Takase, speaking at the launch of the Hazards Handy Manual on February 25, at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) located on Haining Road in Kingston. Jamaica is among eight Caribbean countries slated to benefit from a US$15 million grant […]

Register for the “Youth Action on Climate Change” Workshop

The World Youth Foundation in collaboration with Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Pembangunan Pertanian Melaka Sdn Bhd and various other agencies is organizing an International Workshop on Climate Change “Youth Action on Climate Change”, tentatively scheduled to be held on 21st – 24th May 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia. […]

Report Highlights Actions to Limit Disaster Risk in ACP Countries

he Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States launched a new study today that offers a comprehensive view of the various risks faced across its member countries, as well as valuable efforts to reduce them. The ACP Compendium of Risk Knowledge, financed by the 10th European Development Fund under the Intra-ACP Cooperation […]

Gov’t Making Strides Towards Creating a Green Economy

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker  Photo by: Mark BellMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill (centre), looks on as Barbados’ Minister of Environment, Water Resources, and Drainage, Dr. the Hon. Denis Lowe (2nd left), exchanges a ‘high five’ with Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP), Asad Naqvi (right). Occasion was the official […]

The role of the 2015 agreement in mobilising climate finance

The path towards the next agreement on climate change expected in Paris at the end of the year passed through the UNFCCC ADP 2.8 session in Geneva from 8 to 13 February. According to an informal note by the Co-Chairs of the Geneva session, the objective was to “mak[e] available a negotiating text for a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed […]

Bahamian Officials Chosen to Represent Caribbean at International Climate Change Meeting

  From L-T Amjad Abdulla, Director General, Climate Change and Energy Department, Maldives; Dr Marion Williams, Barbados Permanent Representative, Geneva; Philip Weech, Director BEST Commission; Rhoda M. Jackson, Bahamas Permanent Representative, Geneva and Ahmed Sareer, Maldives Permanent Representative, New York The Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for enhanced Action (ADP) on the […]

1 million trees over 4 years

1 million trees over 4 years   ONE million trees are to be planted over the next four years under the navel string project being undertaken by SCJ Holdings Limited (SCJH). The project was launched yesterday at the National Water Commission’s Artificial Ground Water Aquifer Recharge Facility, located on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine. […]

Wanton disregard of Negril development order to our demise

Diana MCCAULAY   ON Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 10 pm, I received an e-mail from the Ministry of Land Water Environment and Climate Change inviting me to a public meeting on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm in Negril to discuss certain provisions of the new provisional development order for the Negril and […]

Atkinson Welcomes Upgrading of Martha Brae Treatment Plant

By Marlon Tingling  Photo by: Marlon TinglingAttorney General and Member of Parliament for North Trelawny, Hon. Partick Atkinson, addresses the commissioning into service of the upgraded Martha Brae facility treatment plant, held on Friday (Feb.13) in Trelawny. Attorney General and Member of Parliament for Northern Trelawny, Hon. Patrick Atkinson, has welcomed the completion of upgrading work […]

One Million Trees to be Planted Under Navel String Project

By O. Roger Hutchinson  Photo by: ShutterstockAgriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier (centre), and Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill (right), are engaged in discussion by Chief Executive Officer, SCJ Holdings Limited (SCJH), John Gayle, during Tuesday’s (February 17) launch of SCJH’s “Navel String” tree planting project at the […]