Caribbean Climate Watch – August Edition

Caribbean Climate Watch – August Edition

Welcome to Caribbean Climate Watch! Below are some of the major climate change headlines regionally and internationally. 

Have a read!

Regional

OECS: The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) have completed a 2 year project in St Lucia, which has now strengthened the resilience of the Malgretoute community against flooding. Read more.

NDC Partnership: Jamaica’s Climate Change Division and the NDC Partnership recently partnered on a virtual initiative which examined the role of Ministers of Finance can play in the development, implementation and review of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Read more.

UNDP Jamaica: UNDP Jamaica has supported the creation of a Disaster Survival Guide for persons who are blind and living with vision impairment. The publication which is in braille, forms part of an effort to ensure no one is left behind when disaster strikes. Read more.

Green Climate Fund: Antigua and Barbuda is set to receive USD 32.7 million in funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The project will be aimed at strengthening the country’s resilience to hurricanes in the building sector. Read more.

International

Climate Home: Members of the UN Climate Change Bureau are looking at the possibility of having additional climate talks next year, in an effort to help countries prepare for the critical COP26 summit in November, 2021. However, the Bureau says it may face challenges in making this a reality due to dwindling financial resources. Read more.

Green Climate Fund: The Green Climate Fund recently held its 26th Board Meeting, announcing 15 new projects across a range of regions and countries. The virtual four-day meeting also announced the establishment of two new Accredited Entities, which act to propose and implement climate projects funded by GCF. Read more.

Climate Home: Angola, Africa’s second largest oil producer, has ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement. Government officials indicate that late ratification was due to “the need to develop analytical tools to monitor greenhouse gas emissions and delays in the political process.” With the African country’s ratification, only 7 countries globally have not formally endorsed the agreement. Read more.


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