EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has received funding from the European Commission to implement a pilot project entitled “Building Capacity for Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”. The overall long term goal of the project is to strengthen the climate change resilience and adaptive capacity of […]
CLIMATE DIPLOMACY WEEK As we approach the start of the 2017 edition of the internationally celebrated “Climate Diplomacy Week”, we look at the extraordinary Agreement reached in Paris in 2015 by nearly 200 countries. The Caribbean countries, the ACP and the EU played a key role in the successful negotiations. Climate Change is a challenge […]
STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLD BANK SMALL STATES FORUM DR THE RT. HON. KEITH MITCHELL PRIME MINISTER OF GRENADA ON THE UNITED STATES WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT ST.GEORGE — On behalf of the World Bank Small States Forum of which I am Chair, I express deep disappointment at the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement […]
ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE BORN FREE AND EQUAL IN DIGNITY AND RIGHTS A few hours ago the Mary Robinson Foundation released a Declaration on Climate Justice. Along with former President of Guyana, Jadgeo Bharrat, I am the other Caribbean member of the Committee which developed the document and will be among its lead advocates.
FOCUS ON TOURISM AND AGRICULTURE Castries, Saint Lucia — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat is in final preparations to host its third climate change seminar, which is to focus on ‘strategies and innovations in tourism and agriculture.’