climate change

Thinking Beyond Caribbean Climate

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency of …

Fighting Climate Change in Cayman

 A new framework By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Earlier this month, 195 countries at COP21 came together to form the Paris Agreement, a treaty to combat climate change and target actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient, and sustainable future. …

Op-Ed: Caribbean Climate Change: What’s Next?

 By George Nicholson and Nnyeka PrescodOp-Ed Contributors There is rising anxiety amongst island nations as the effects of the continuous warming of the earth become more evident on our physical environment. The negative impacts arising from changes in weather patterns …

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 By Kamalesh SharmaOp-Ed Contributor Global warming is emerging as one of the greatest injustices of our time. Small island states in the Pacific, for example, have done little to cause climate change, yet may soon disappear into a rising ocean.  …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Costa Rica is joining forces with CARICOM to promote common interests in the fight against climate change. New Costa Rican Ambassador to CARICOM, Lydia Peralte noted CARICOM-Costa Rica’s mutual climate change concerns and interests in a meeting …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) has launched a climate change project in the boat-building community of Windward, Carriacou in Grenada. The government of Grenada and The Nature Conservancy have joined the UNEP in leadership of …

 Above; Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Tobago losing its beaches? That’s the warning from Orville London, chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, who was speaking at a recent address in Tobago on change adaptation. …

 By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors Climate change currently affects the entire globe. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this global phenomenon “refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as …

 By Wayne CampbellOp-Ed Contributor “Providing sustainable access to improved drinking water sources is one of the most important things we can do to reduce disease” — World Health Organization Director General-Dr Margaret Chan The international community recently commemorated World Water …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change will disproportionately impact small island states like those in the Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is looking to explore its options for coping with the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change poses a “clear, present and potent threat to our survival,” St Lucia’s Minister for Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Dr James Fletcher. The Minister, who was speaking to the opening …

 By George Nicholson and Orissa ThomasOp-Ed Contributors TODAY, most people consider climate change to be a reality and not a myth. A result of this phenomenon, natural hazards have been identified as having crippling effects on many countries, particularly those already …

 Above: a Caribbean agro-project (Photo: CCIC) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the newest way the Caribbean is working to tackle the problem of climate change: with entrepreneurship. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre will be officially inaugurated in Freeport, Trinidad …

 Above: a Coral Reef (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can coral reefs adapt to climate change? According to a new study from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs may be able to adapt to …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to global greenhouse emissions, the Caribbean’s contribution is a small speck on the map. But while it shares little responsibility for the causes of climate change, it will likely bear …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago recently held discussions with the European Union on climate change. The talks in New York last week included Ramona Ramdial, Minister of State in Trinidad’s Ministry of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff What will the impacts of climate change mean for tourism in the Caribbean? That’s precisely the subject of a new project being carried out by the Organization of Eastern Caribbean states and USAID. The OECS/USAID …

 Above: Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will soon be putting forth a draft Green Paper on a national Climate Change policy to Parliament, according to Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill. The policy and action plan will call for the …