Posts Tagged Small Island Developing States

FMD blog history… “5 facts about climate change in the Caribbean”…

Originally posted on for much deliberation:
http://youtu.be/Fc3sV9ypEIk

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Building the Caribbean’s Climate Resilience to Ensure Basic Survival | Inter Press Service…

Grenada has rebounded after being destroyed by Category 4 hurricane Ivan in 2004 which destroyed 90 percent of homes. More than a decade later, the island’s prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says adjusting to the new normal requires comprehensive and coordinated efforts to mainstream climate change considerations in development planning… Source: Building the Caribbean’s Climate […]

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Latin America Makes Headway Against Land Degradation…

SANTIAGO, Jan 30 2018 (IPS) – Two-thirds of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have already submitted or are preparing to submit to the United Nations their land degradation goals, to combat a problem that threatens agriculture and the lives of their people… Read the article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/01/latin-america-makes-headway-land-degradation/

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Build Back Better: The Tiny Island of Dominica Faces New Climate Reality…

ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 4 2017 (IPS) – McCarthy Marie has been living in the Fond Cani community, a few kilometres east of the Dominica capital Roseau, for 38 years. The 68-year-old economist moved to the area in 1979 following the decimation of the island by Hurricane David… Read the full article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/12/build-back-better-tiny-island-dominica-faces-new-climate-reality/

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Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change…

TOGORU, Fiji, Jan 2 2018 (IPS) – The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged. The waves are sloshing softly against the tilted tombstones covered with barnacles. The […]

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Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality…

Intro (ipsnews.net): The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels…  Read about this initiative here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/09/dominicas-geothermal-dream-become-reality/

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Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables… 

Global renewable energy update from climatecentral.org: Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables

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Forests: To Farm or Not to Farm? …

Summary: “The dilemma is critical: on the one hand, there is an absolute need to produce more food for the world’s steadily growing population; on the other, there is pressing urgency to halt -and further revert- the increasing trend to deplete the forests, which are as necessary for human survival as it is for ensuring […]

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Tackling Climate Change in the Caribbean: Natural Solutions to a Human Induced Problem (ipsnews.net)…

“SIDS are even more vulnerable to climate change impacts —and risk losing more. Global warming has very high associated damages and costs to families, communities and entire countries, including their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.“ (Article by Jessica Faieta is United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional […]

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Protecting biodiversity in the Caribbean…

In the following article published by ‘ipsnews.net’ (Q&A: “Protect Your Biodiversity”), IPS correspondent Desmond Brown chats with Richard Huber, chief of the Sustainable Communities, Hazard Risk, and Climate Change Section of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organisation of American States (OAS), about renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read some excerpts from the interview here: Q&A: “Protect Your […]

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Poem presented by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the Climate Summit in Sept. 2014…

At the last Climate Summit held 23rd September 2014, poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands presented the following poem, “Dear Matafele Peinem”. Kathy is also a journalist, teacher and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuRjy9k7GA http://www.ecology.com/2014/09/25/poet-climate-summit/

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Taste Test Stymies Caribbeans Climate-Resistant Crops…

Source: ipsnews.net – Inter Press Service News Agency (by Jewel Fraser) “Popular varieties of crops were developed over the centuries by people cutting slips of old varieties that they enjoyed and then growing them as clones in a process known as vegetative reproduction… Studies in protected agriculture include evaluations of heat tolerant varieties, coverings to […]

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Nevis Embarks on Geothermal Energy Journey…

Source: ipsnews.net – Inter Press Service News Agency (article by Desmond Brown)… CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Dec 19 2013 (IPS) – The tiny island of Nevis in the northern region of the Lesser Antilles is one of the few remaining unspoiled places in the Caribbean. It is now seeking to become the greenest, joining a growing list of […]

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What is CARICOM?…

“In 1972, Commonwealth Caribbean leaders at the Seventh Heads of Government Conference decided to transform the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) into a Common Market and establish the Caribbean Community, of which the Common Market would be an integral part. The signing of the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community, Chaguaramas, 4th July 1973, was a […]

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Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post 2015 Development Agenda…

“(October 30, 2013) New York – Ambassadors from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the United Nations, civil society representatives, and UN System agencies from the region are meeting to discuss the way ahead for the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations and the role the different stakeholders should play in shaping and facilitating the implementation of […]

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Small island states told to build wider ocean expertise – SciDev.Net…

From SciDev.net… “With rising concern about ocean degradation and the sustainable use of ocean resources, small island states must build scientific expertise that goes beyond their national needs and that benefits the oceans generally, a meeting of UN scientific experts has heard. Small island developing states (SIDS) are the “custodians” of vast ocean spaces that […]

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Environmental Issues: Recent sea-level rise study…

Issues of sea-level rise are among those most discussed in environmental circles, especially when their effects on small island states and low-lying built-up areas on continents and larger islands are considered. In the following Buenos Aires report, recent studies are predicting the largest sea-level rise within this century for the tropics, particularly in the Indian […]

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