Saint Lucia

Caribbean Poet Issues Call to Action on Climate Change

October 12, 2015       CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – “The arts can make us act, and we need action in response to the threats, the realities of climate change”. These were the words from award-winning Saint Lucian poet Kendel Hippolyte, speaking at the launch of a Caribbean campaign on Climate Justice at the Orchid […]

Caribbean Nations Are Preparing For Paris Climate Talks

September 30, 2015       CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Negotiators and ministers with responsibility for climate change have ended their meeting in Saint Lucia determined to make their demands heard in Paris. Saint Lucia is responsible for climate change issues at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) level, and the island is bringing together climate change […]

Earthquakes Recorded Off Barbados, Trinidad; Expert Issues Warning

September 28, 2015       BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday September 28, 2015 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre recorded four earthquakes off Barbados and Trinidad yesterday, ranging in magnitude from 3.8 to 4.5. No damage or injuries were reported. The first was the weakest. It occurred at 5 a.m., at […]

Caribbean Represented at Pre-COP21 Meeting in Paris

September 7, 2015     CASTRIES, St. Lucia – St Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development James Fletcher, is in Paris participating in the second informal ministerial meeting on climate change. The meeting is hosted by the incoming President of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

OECS to Host Mini-Festival on Climate Change in Antigua

September 3, 2015       CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The OECS Commission will host a three day “Climate Fest” here beginning this Sunday. The event will be opened to the public during which time students and other can see various display pieces, informational spreads, educational posters and banners on climate change, environmental management and […]

St Lucia Hosts ECLAC Workshop on Access Rights in Environmental Matters

CASTRIES, St Lucia — Representatives from Caribbean countries met on August 24-25 in Saint Lucia to identify opportunities for collective action on the path towards the full implementation of access rights to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters, enshrined in Principle 10 of the Declaration of the 1992 Rio Summit. The meeting was […]

Caribbean Artists Raise Their Voices to Educate Citizens about Climate Change

August 10, 2015     CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Monday August 10, 2015, IPS – Award-winning St. Lucian poet and playwright Kendel Hippolyte thinks that Caribbean nationals should view the Earth as their mother. “For me, the whole thing is so basic: the earth that we are living on and in is our mother and there […]

Caribbean Places Cards On The Table Ahead Of Climate Change Talks

August 6, 2015       Caribbean negotiators will be seeking compensation for loss and damage and will demand a legally binding agreement ahead of key climate talks in Paris later this year. Non-government organisations, regional governments and other interest groups have been meeting the last few months to finalise and harmonise their approach ahead […]

Regional NGO Moves To Advance Caribbean Climate Interests

August 5, 2015     PANOS Caribbean, together with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), will today launch a two-day climate change workshop geared at helping to advance the interests of Caribbean small-island developing states. The workshop, which is to see the participation of some 12 journalists and eight artistes from the region, is being held in […]

Caribbean Formatting Climate Change Strategy for Paris Meeting

August 4, 2015     RODNEY BAY, St Lucia – Government climate negotiators and civil society groups from the Caribbean who met with artistes and journalists here last week have discussed strategies to drum up local awareness and attract international attention as part of the region’s preparation for the climate change meeting in Paris at […]