CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND MAINSTREAMING Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Sub-regional Coordinator and the technical guidance of LTO and relevant technical units in FAO and in close collaboration with the Climate Change Advisor (Caribbean), and other project staff and partner agencies, the national expert – climate change (capacity development and mainstreaming) will perform […]

Attention was given to issues affecting Climate Change resilience when Grenada’s Sustainable Development Council held its successful first stakeholders meeting for 2018. More than 50 people attended the half-day session on Friday, at the Public Workers’ Union headquarters in Tanteen, St George’s.  The meeting included presentations on the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change […]

Taking into account the importance of climate change and its potential devastating effects on the Caribbean region but also the opportunities in sustainable development that will form part of our children’s future job opportunities, the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development is planning to host a Science Fair later this year on the topic of […]

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 […]

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