Consultancy: Development of IPP Licensing Regime for Barbados

November 16, 2015

Earthquake Rocks Eastern Caribbean

  CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – At least three Eastern Caribbean islands were Thursday rocked by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake.   The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies has confirmed that an earthquake was felt in St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique shortly after 10:00 am on Thursday. […]

Update on Regional Summit on Climate Change‏ by Prime Minister Christie

  Nassau, Bahamas – House Communication update on Regional Climate Change Summit by The Prime Minister and Member for Centreville The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie MP: MR. SPEAKER: Last weekend, in my capacity as the present Chairman of the CARICOM Heads of Government, I had the honour to chair, and bring opening remarks at, […]

Investing in disaster resilience vital for region — UN

  WAHLSTRÖM…the report is a wake-up call for countries to increase their commitment to invest in smart solutions to strengthen resilience to disasters UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new United Nations report says investing in disaster resilience is vital for sustainable development in the Caribbean and other places. The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fallon on Climate Security

Posted By Philip Rossetti Three U.S. ships in port as Hurricane Irene passes.   In the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy, ASP board member Admiral William “Fox” Fallon, United States Navy (Ret.) emphasized how climate change poses threats to our national security. When asked by Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut, “to […]

UK almost doubled solar PV capacity in 2014, reached almost 5 GW at the end of 2014

The statistics by DECC reflect steady growth in the UK solar industry and rapidly falling costs, much of which in the large-scale solar sector. Image: Martifer Solar Official Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) figures out on January 29th, 2015 show that solar electricity generation in the United Kingdom almost doubled over the course […]

Ja ranks below Syria in Global Energy Index report

BY STEVEN JACKSON Business reporter KOBANI, Syria — In this Wednesday, November 19, 2014 photo, a Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) fighter shows the extent of the damage from a truck bomb in Kobani. Here, Kurdish fighters backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Syrian rebels, are battling what they see as […]

6 countries produce nearly 60% of world’s CO2 emissions

 GREVENBROICH, Western Germany – In this April 3, 2014 file photo, machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a smoking power plant near the city. Six countries produce nearly 60 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. China and the United States combine for more than two-fifths. (PHOTO: AP) […]