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Grenada Is Getting a Climate-Smart Hospital

 Grenada is getting a new kind of hospital. The country’s Prince Alice Hospital is soon to be upgraded to a “climate smart” facility, with a wave of upgrades that will make the hospital both greener and less vulnerable to disasters. …

Caribbean Climate Push

CTO, CHTA to Partner on Caribbean Climate Push

 The Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association have signed a Letter of Agreement to join other regional agencies and institutions representing climate sensitive sectors as joint Tourism Partners on the Consortium of Regional Sectoral Early Warning Information …

Belize Climate Resilience Gets a Boost

 Belize will strengthen the climate resilience of its energy sector with the help of an $8 million grant from the Global Environment Facility . The World Bank Board of Directors approved the grant this week. “A major concern we often …

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Caribbean Transport

 The Caribbean Development Bank has approved funding to address the high incidence of damage to the road infrastructure in Caribbean countries by natural hazard events and the potential for loss of roads by rising sea levels. The Bank will fund …

 As the Caribbean deals with the impact of climate change, adaptation is a major priority. That’s why one island is launching a new project to make its agriculture more robust against the ramifications of climate change. Grenada has partnered with …

 An emissions push By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Tiny Bermuda got some serious praise at the recent Paris climate talks. Donal Smith , founder and CEO of Bermuda Emissions Control, Ltd, delivered an address at the COP21 Climate Change Conference in …

 There are few places on earth more vulnerable to climate change than the Caribbean — and the region is already experiencing its impact. From sea level rise to frequent and intense natural hazards to extended dry seasons, climate change is a …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is urging the global community to support CARICOM’s position advocating for a cap on the world’s temperature rise at 1.5 degrees Centigrade. The call comes during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $15 million Development Policy Credit and Loan (DPC/DPL) with Grenada. This financing aims to foster sustainable conditions for private investment, improve public resource management, strengthen the banking …

 By George Nicholson and Anastasia RamjagOp-Ed Contributors This debate surrounding our climate has polarized the world into two different groups for a long time; some theorists maintain that an intrinsic characteristic of climate is that it changes while a large …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is launching a new fight against the impact of climate change. Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed an executive order that provides for the launch of a territorial climate change initiative and …

 Penn, Hollande meet on initiative By Dana Niland CJ Contributor A major new climate initiative is coming to Haiti, led by Sean Penn and French officials. Representatives of the French and Haitian Governments including French President François Hollande met this …

 A new project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with First Global Bank (FGB) to offer loans to businesses and individuals for the installation of climate-smart technologies in Jamaica. The loans will …

 A new push By the Caribbean Journal staff China will be enhancing its cooperation with Grenada in the fight against climate change. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said this week that the country would “strengthen communication and coordination with Grenada on …

 St Lucia leading the way with new initiative By the Caribbean Journal staff Is this a new way to frame the Caribbean’s existential climate fight? St Lucia is launching a new regional initiative aimed at addressing the Caribbean’s concerns on …

 The crossroads of business and climate By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved the $5 million Climate-Smart Agriculture Fund for Latin American and the Caribbean (CSAF), which aims to incentivize private sector investment in projects that …

 Above: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Barbados (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is visiting Barbados for the 2015 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, has commended Caribbean states for their initiatives towards …

 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 …