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Published on December 1, 2015 by Sharon Austin
The international community has a moral responsibility to significantly scale up its support to assist vulnerable countries address the uncertainties, risks and impacts that climate change poses to their economies and societies.
That was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s strong message to a high-level small island developing states (SIDS) meeting on climate resilience in Paris.
Information on climate, including climate change, came in for discussion recently, when representatives from six regional climate sensitive sectors met with officials from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).
The meeting, which was held at the CIMH’s headquarters, Husbands, St. James, brought together representatives from the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association, and the Caribbean Public Health Agency.
Published on January 20, 2015 by Aisha Reid
Managing water issues across the region will be the topic of discussion at a workshop being hosted by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), over the next four days.
by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Countries in the region are being called upon to address the $1.2 million in outstanding contributions owed to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made the call, stressing that CDEMA could do a lot more for countries in the region if it was given the necessary resources.
He was at the time speaking during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Meeting of the Council of CDEMA at Hilton Barbados recently.
By Julia Rawlins-Bentham
In the Caribbean, more people have died from tsunamis than from hurricanes in the last 168 years. And, Deputy Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr. Lorna Inniss, attributed this to residents placing more emphasis on protecting life and property from wind damage, than from water damage, and a general lack of preparation.
She was at the time addressing the Christ Church West District Emergency Organisation on the topic: Are You Ready For A Disaster Like A Hurricane or Tsunami?, at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa last Saturday.
Regional Governments have been challenged to overcome their differences and form a united front to combat the ongoing food crisis.
'At the national level, most Caribbean nations can only hope for limited success. However, at a regional level success can be achieved on a broader basis or higher scale,' Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Haynesley Benn, told a joint Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) meeting.