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Costa Rica

Costa Rica, CARICOM to Join Forces in Climate Change Fight

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Costa Rica is joining forces with CARICOM to promote common interests in the fight against climate change. New Costa Rican Ambassador to CARICOM, Lydia Peralte noted CARICOM-Costa Rica’s mutual climate change concerns and interests in a meeting ... [ Read More ]


Fighting Climate Change in Carriacou

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) has launched a climate change project in the boat-building community of Windward, Carriacou in Grenada. The government of Grenada and The Nature Conservancy have joined the UNEP in leadership of ... [ Read More ]


Tobago Chief Secretary Warns “We Are Losing Our Beaches”

 Above; Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Tobago losing its beaches? That’s the warning from Orville London, chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, who was speaking at a recent address in Tobago on change adaptation. ... [ Read More ]



 By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors Climate change currently affects the entire globe. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this global phenomenon “refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as ... [ Read More ]


 By Wayne CampbellOp-Ed Contributor “Providing sustainable access to improved drinking water sources is one of the most important things we can do to reduce disease” — World Health Organization Director General-Dr Margaret Chan The international community recently commemorated World Water ... [ Read More ]


 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change will disproportionately impact small island states like those in the Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is looking to explore its options for coping with the ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change poses a “clear, present and potent threat to our survival,” St Lucia’s Minister for Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Dr James Fletcher. The Minister, who was speaking to the opening ... [ Read More ]


 By George Nicholson and Orissa ThomasOp-Ed Contributors TODAY, most people consider climate change to be a reality and not a myth. A result of this phenomenon, natural hazards have been identified as having crippling effects on many countries, particularly those already ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a Caribbean agro-project (Photo: CCIC) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the newest way the Caribbean is working to tackle the problem of climate change: with entrepreneurship. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre will be officially inaugurated in Freeport, Trinidad ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a Coral Reef (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can coral reefs adapt to climate change? According to a new study from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs may be able to adapt to ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to global greenhouse emissions, the Caribbean’s contribution is a small speck on the map. But while it shares little responsibility for the causes of climate change, it will likely bear ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago recently held discussions with the European Union on climate change. The talks in New York last week included Ramona Ramdial, Minister of State in Trinidad’s Ministry of the ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff What will the impacts of climate change mean for tourism in the Caribbean? That’s precisely the subject of a new project being carried out by the Organization of Eastern Caribbean states and USAID. The OECS/USAID ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will soon be putting forth a draft Green Paper on a national Climate Change policy to Parliament, according to Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill. The policy and action plan will call for the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change poses perhaps the greatest threat to the future of the Caribbean, and Jamaican Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill says it’s time to increase climate change awareness. The impacts of climate change on ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany and CARICOM will be cooperating on the issue of climate change for the foreseeable future. Climate change, green energy and natural resources management and biodiversity will be the focus of ... [ Read More ]


 Above: St George’s, Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell met this week with officials from the German Agency for International Cooperation to discuss climate change projects in the country. A major ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti President Michel Martelly addressed the CARICOM Heads of Government summit Monday, calling for unified action on issues including climate change and free movement within the region. Martelly, ... [ Read More ]