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China to Increase Cooperation With Grenada on Climate Fight

 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 …

Caribbean “Climate Justice”

 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 …

New Fund to Bridge Caribbean Agriculture and Climate Change

 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 …

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 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 …

 By George Nicholson and Anastasia RamjagOp-Ed Contributors The topic of vulnerability is one that has been on the agenda of the countries within the Greater Caribbean, and in particular those of the insular Caribbean for a long time. In the context …

 Above: former US President Bill Clinton By the Caribbean Journal staff The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute have announced an official partnership aimed at promoting green energy in the Caribbean region. The partnership will combine …

 Above: Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council, and French President Francois Hollande in Martinique this weekend By the Caribbean Journal staff French President Francois Hollande headlined a major conference in Martinique this weekend addressing one of the Caribbean’s biggest …

 Above: Francois Hollande (left) and Serge Letchimy (middle right) at the Elysee Palace By the Caribbean Journal staff France President Francois Hollande will preside over a major climate conference in Martinique next month. That was among the revelations following a …

 Above: the launch ceremony in Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is slated to launch a $6 million climate change resilience project in the greater Kingston metropolitan area, the government announced this week. The project is called …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Jamaica aims to plant 1 million new trees in the country in the next four years. The project by SCJ Holdings Limited, is being undertaken in partnership …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany’s government has agreed to provide just under $1.6 million in funding to support reforms in Grenada’s energy sector. The funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building …

 Above: Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips (left), and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner-Jones By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a boost to its efforts to improve its resilience to climate change. …

 Above: Curacao Winery By the Caribbean Journal staff Wine from the Caribbean? It will soon be reality as, for the first time ever, Curacao has its own winery. The Caribbean’s newest vineyard has more than 2,000 plants on two acres …

 Above: remnants of an old pier and mangrove being inundated by rising sea level at Grenville Bay, Grenada (Photo: Marjo Aho) By Vera AgostiniCJ Contributor A FEW weeks ago, I attended the Global Forum on Community Resilience in Cali, Colombia, hosted …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is receiving new funding from the Inter-American Development Bank to improve the country’s resilience to climate change. The funding includes a $10 million “highly” concessionary loan and a $7,895,000 grant …

 Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s no secret that the Caribbean faces an existential threat when it comes to climate change. But a new project in St Vincent and the Grenadines is …

 By Michael W Beck, PhDCJ Contributor It was a momentous week recently in New York City at the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to build energy, momentum and commitments towards a new global plan …