CLIMATE CHANGE

Chairman of the World’s Small Island Developing states, Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, is insisting that Caribbean countries need “urgent access to financing” if they are to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Prime Minister Mitchell has also echoed concerns that the process for Caribbean countries to get resources such as the Green Climate Fund can […]

CARICOM chairman and Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on Monday welcomed the establishment of an emergency post-disaster reconstruction financing initiative to help the Region recover from recent hurricane events. Dr. Mitchell, also chairman of the Caribbean Development Bank, was speaking in Germany on the new initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the […]

In an effort to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and build resilience to climate change impacts, the Government of Grenada will be upgrading the topographical data and mapping of the tri-island state. Through the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, which is funded by the World Bank and the Climate Investment Fund, the Government has hired […]

On Wednesday, September 20th, Prime Minister Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell met with the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States, Mr. Luis Almagro, who was accompanied by Political Advisor, Mr. Paul Spencer. Among the issues discussed was the ongoing devastation wreaked by recent hurricanes on a number of Islands in the Caribbean […]

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.’


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