climate change


OECS Looking to Create Regional Climate Change Institution

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 […]


"For Us In the Caribbean, Climate Change Is An Existential Issue"

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 […]

Op-Ed: Climate Change and Fighting Poverty in the Caribbean

By George Nicholson and Orissa Thomas Op-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 […]


In the Caribbean, Fighting Climate Change With Entrepreneurship

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 […]

Study Finds Coral Reefs Could Adapt to Climate Change

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 […]

"Climate Change Is a Critical Issue Now"

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 […]


Trinidad and Tobago, European Union Hold Talks on Climate Change

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 […]

Climate Change and Caribbean Tourism

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 […]

Jamaica Readies Climate Change Plan

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 […]


In Jamaica, a Reminder on Climate Change

Above: Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change poses perhaps the greatest threat to the future of the Caribbean, and Jamaican Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill says it’s time to increase climate change awareness. The impacts of climate change on […]

Germany, CARICOM to Focus on Climate

Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany and CARICOM will be cooperating on the issue of climate change for the foreseeable future. Climate change, green energy and natural resources management and biodiversity will be the focus of […]

Grenada Prime Minister, German Officials Talk Climate Change

Above: St George’s, Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell met this week with officials from the German Agency for International Cooperation to discuss climate change projects in the country. A major […]


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