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US Aid Chief to Myanmar: Take 'Concrete Steps' on Rohingya Rights
The U.S. government's aid chief urged Myanmar on Sunday to take concrete steps" to guarantee the rights of Rohingya Muslims and to show sincerity in that endeavor in order to encourage hundreds of thousands who have fled the country to return. Mark Green, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ended his three-day visit to Myanmar touring Rohingya and Rakhine communities in western Rakhine State, including a camp for displaced Rohingya...

Sun, 20 May 2018 17:50:52 -0400


Washington Digests US-China Trade Announcement
Washington is digesting China’s stated intention to purchase more American goods and reduce the trade imbalance between the two countries. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, last week’s talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators did not yield specific commitments from Beijing in dollar figures, sparking criticism from some lawmakers in Washington.

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:20:00 -0400


Friends, Families Mourn Texas School Shooting Victims
Many parents, families and friends of the victims of Friday's shooting at a school in the state of Texas attended church services on Sunday, grieving the 10 people who were killed just two days earlier. Texas Governor Greg Abbott attended a service at Arcadia First Baptist Church in Santa Fe on Sunday, hugging mourning parishioners. Three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida, ignited student-led calls for stronger gun control laws, a...

Sun, 20 May 2018 14:50:34 -0400


Trump Says He'll Order DOJ Probe of Alleged Campaign Surveillance
U.S. President Donald Trump says he will order an investigation Monday about a secret source of the country’s top law enforcement agency he claims infiltrated his 2016 election campaign – setting up a potential showdown with his Department of Justice, which oversees the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump tweeted Sunday from the White House, “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or...

Sun, 20 May 2018 13:07:10 -0400


Facebook’s Zuckerberg, EU Lawyers Locked in Negotiations
Facebook and European Union officials were locked in high-stakes negotiations Sunday over whether founder Mark Zuckerberg will appear Tuesday before EU lawmakers to discuss the site’s impact on the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of Europeans, as well as Facebook’s impact on elections on both sides of the Atlantic and the spreading of fake news. Being debated is whether the meeting would be held after EU Parliament President Antonio Tajanibe agreed to have it live-streamed on...

Sun, 20 May 2018 12:37:43 -0400


US, China Back Away From Tariff War
The U.S. and China said Sunday they have agreed to back away from imposing tough new tariffs on each other's exports, a day after reaching an accord calling for Beijing to buy more American goods to "substantially reduce" the huge U.S. trade deficit with China. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News the world's two biggest economic powers "have made very meaningful progress and we agreed on a framework" to resolve trade issues. "So right now...

Sun, 20 May 2018 11:52:40 -0400


Hawaii Volcano’s Lava Causes 1st Known Serious Injury
A man was seriously injured when he was hit by lava spatter while standing on his third-floor balcony, in the first known significant injury related to Hawaii's Mount Kilauea eruptions that began on May 3. The lava "hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg," Janet Snyder, spokeswoman for the Hawaii County mayor, told the Hawaii News Now TV station.   Lava that's erupting from cracks in the Earth can weigh as much as a refrigerator...

Sun, 20 May 2018 07:29:47 -0400
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Coral reef early warning system deployed in Soufriere
(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Florida, and the government of St Lucia (Department of fisheries) formed an alliance to undertake a Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation Project. According to Albert Jones, CCCCC Representative, “The project encompasses adaptation measures in the Eastern and … Continue reading

Tue, 15 May 2018 22:58:58 +0000


CCCCC, Governments of Italy and St Lucia plan Early Warning System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and representatives from the Governments of Italy and Saint Lucia held a series of meetings this week, to discuss the development of an early warning system (EWS) for the island. The Project is being funded by the Government of Italy through its Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea. … Continue reading

Fri, 11 May 2018 21:59:09 +0000


Addressing Vulnerability Through Adaptation Measures in Belize
Belmopan, May 10, 2018 – A three-day National Capacity Building on Climate Change Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) workshop aimed at enhancing Belize’s ability to measure climate risks, ended today. It was held at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development in Belmopan. The objectives of the workshop are intended to enhance Belize’s national capacity … Continue reading

Thu, 10 May 2018 22:56:06 +0000


CARPHA Urges Region to Gear Up for the Possibility of a Severe Outbreak of Dengue Fever
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  9 May 2018.  While chikungunya and zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, CARPHA is warning, “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” This because as before, the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still … Continue reading

Thu, 10 May 2018 22:32:58 +0000


Chastanet issues climate change challenge
Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations (UNECLAC), hosted the fifth meeting of the Caribbean Development Round Table, under the theme “Promoting Climate Resilience and Sustainable Economic Growth in the Caribbean,” and the twenty-seventh session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee … Continue reading

Thu, 10 May 2018 17:20:47 +0000


Global Resilience and Crisis Management Centre to be established at UWI
The Global Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, which will deal with climate-related issues, will be established at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Making the disclosure in his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 8), Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said the Centre is being designed to … Continue reading

Thu, 10 May 2018 17:09:31 +0000


Caribbean #1point5toStayAlive Explainer: Leon Charles and Spencer Thomas, on 2018 and the Road to COP24
2018 is another crucial year for global climate change negotiations, as Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) develop a work programme for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and as efforts are being made to ensure that the 1.5°C target is eventually reached. In all the negotiation processes leading to … Continue reading

Wed, 09 May 2018 18:33:11 +0000


Announcement for Fellowship programmes
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has issued nine announcements for various fellowship opportunities, particularly targeted to develop capacity of fellows from SIDs and LDCs. The application deadline is June 4, 2018. The link to the announcements is:  http://unfccc.int/secretariat/employment/recruitment

Tue, 08 May 2018 15:58:28 +0000


Empowering Women as Managers in the Renewable Energy Sector – Request for Applications
The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) together with SD Strategies and Nedworc Foundation (NWF) have been commissioned by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to execute a comprehensive capacity building and mentoring programme for women from APEC countries. This project aims to support career advancement of women working in the field of renewable energy in APEC economies. … Continue reading

Tue, 08 May 2018 15:35:56 +0000


Enhancing Environmental Management Legal And Policy Frameworks In Grenada
Source: CANARI; May 4, 2018 Background CANARI is facilitating the development of  National Forest Policy and Strategic Plan and Revised Environmental Management Act 2014.  This activity is part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Global Climate Change Alliance Project on Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Land Management in the Eastern Caribbean (the iLAND … Continue reading

Mon, 07 May 2018 19:17:40 +0000


CCRIF Invites Applications for 2018 Scholarships and Internships
CCRIF Scholarship Programme Provides scholarships to individuals to pursue a masters degree in hazard/disaster related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than UWI) as well as institutions the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Deadline May 31 2018. http://www.ccrif.org/content/scholarship CCRIF-UWI Scholarship Programme Provides scholarships to students at UWI for undergraduate and post-graduate study in fields such … Continue reading

Fri, 04 May 2018 17:59:45 +0000


Photo Competition: Empowering women, how can sustainable energy change people’s lives?
Source: Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+), 19 April, 2018 Send your best pictures capturing the active role of women in the sustainable energy sector and win energy friendly prizes. Deadline 13 May. A nice opportunity to capture the best picture of GCCA projects working in the energy sector. EuropeAid is searching for photo contributions that … Continue reading

Wed, 02 May 2018 19:07:31 +0000


CCCCC and IICA Discuss Cooperation in Sourcing Funding for Agriculture and Development
Belmopan, April 30, 2018 – Executives from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) met today Monday, April 30, 2018 at the 5Cs’ headquarters in Belmopan to discuss developing a regional project that aims to address agriculture and rural development. Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez Marqués, Coordinator of … Continue reading

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:00:39 +0000
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