Welcome to Caribbean Climate Watch! Below are some of the major climate change headlines regionally and internationally.
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CCCCC: Multiple international agencies have reiterated their commitment to providing support for Small Island Development States (SIDS) in the midst of the COVID-19 and Climate Change crisis at the recently concluded Placencia Ambition Forum (PAF). The high-level virtual forum which was hosted by the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), included various Caribbean states and was intended to continue charting the path forward to tackling the issue of Climate Change. Read more.
Commonwealth: The Commonwealth Secretariat has entered into a new agreement with NDC Partnership, in an effort to support the countries of Zambia and Belize with their climate action plans. The agreement will see climate finance advisors placed in and supporting the governments of these countries. Read more.
Climate Home: With over 100 countries applying to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for emergency finance as a result of COVID-19, its head Kristalina Georgieva is urging the governments to use the money to tackle Climate Change. Speaking on the sidelines of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Ms. Georgieva says it would be a mistake to pause action on climate change to respond to the virus. Read more.
Climate Home: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged rich nations to increase their financial support to the world’s most vulnerable states which face the double threat of COVID-19 and Climate Change. Speaking on the sidelines of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, the Chancellor says rich countries should not “try to reduce it in order to save money, but on the contrary to enhance it.” Read more.
Commonwealth: The Commonwealth Secretariat has successfully supported the applications of two developing states for climate financing. Commonwealth head Patricia Scotland, says one of the countries, Tonga, became the first Pacific Island to secure an adaptation planning grant from the Green Climate Fund. Meanwhile, the organisation also supported Antigua and Barbuda in securing funding for an Enhanced Direct Access project. Read more.