Saint Lucia

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 […]

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 […]

Stakes High for Caribbean at Climate Change Conference

November 30, 2015         GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – As the highly anticipated climate change conference begins today in Paris, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) lead head on climate change and sustainable development is issuing a grave warning. St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says that “unless we can get the countries that are […]

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 […]

Regional Unions Want Say in Climate Change Response

November 30, 2015         CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Regional trade unions have written to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony outlining their concerns ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) that opens today in Paris. The unions want Caribbean leaders to engage the labour movement in addressing issues relating […]

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 […]

Panos Caribbean Launches ‘1.5 To Stay Alive’ Selfie Video Challenge

Kingston, Jamaica – Panos Caribbean has launched the ‘1.5 To Stay Alive Selfie Video Challenge’, as part of efforts to amplify Caribbean voices on climate change. The challenge comes ahead of the international climate change negotiations set for Paris, beginning the end of this month, and is counted among the ‘1.5 To Stay Alive’ campaign activities […]

#SquadGoals for #ClimateAction

November 6, 2015       PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The countdown is on. In less than one month, this year’s Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will kick off in Paris, and experts from developing countries are preparing for the match. As is expected in any game, […]

Write About Climate Change; Win A Trip To Paris! – St Lucia Gov’t Offers Journalists Prize For COP 21

October 17, 2015       CASTRIES, Saint Lucia — The Environmental Education Unit of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science, and Technology here has issued a challenge to journalists to cover climate change-related issues for a chance to win a trip to Paris. It is called the Saint Lucia Media Climate Change Challenge, […]

Saint Lucia Rolls Out Climate Change Media Challenge as ‘1.5 To Stay Alive’ Gets Going

October 13, 2015       CASTRIES, Saint Lucia — The Environmental Education Unit of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science, and Technology has launched the “Saint Lucia Media Climate Change Challenge” targeting private media journalist, reporters and freelancers. The Challenge is to encourage more media coverage of climate change-related issues, particularly ahead of […]