Concern Over Adaptation Fund Funding

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

With the Caribbean still reeling from the destruction left behind by category five Hurricanes Irma and Maria, concerns have been raised about sourcing additional funds for the Adaptation Fund. These concerns were raised by Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Nicole Taylor, as she addressed a Regional Workshop for Enhancing Knowledge on the Adaptation …

Focus On Climate Smart Agriculture

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From September 14 to 15, technocrats, policy makers and agricultural planners put their collective heads together to come up with suggestions as to how best to strengthen innovation agriculture systems to withstand the effects of natural or man-made disasters. The officials, drawn from countries across the region, participated in panel discussions and other interactive sessions while attending the 11th Meeting …

Pay Careful Attention To Climate Change

Joy Springer Top Stories

Barbados’ Minister of Housing, Denis Kellman, in an address today to the United Nations General Assembly stressed the need to pay careful attention to the impacts of climate change when planning for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Speaking at a high-level meeting on The Effective Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, Mr. Kellman commiserated with the people of …

Training In Climate Modelling Tools

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados stands to benefit significantly from climate change impact modelling tools which can guide decision-making during hazard assessments. And, over the next two weeks, stakeholders from across the various sectors, including the Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Tourism; the Department of Emergency Management, the Fisheries Division and the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, will undergo training in the use …

Schools To Discuss Climate Change

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Twenty students from George Lamming Primary School will have the opportunity to form relations with a Washington-based elementary school next week. This is when the Embassy of Barbados in Washington DC, organises an online link-up on Friday, June 9, between the Barbadian students and their overseas counterparts from Watkins Elementary School in the USA. The event, which will be held in the IT Lab at …

PM Welcomes China’s Support

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has posited that concessional assistance to Barbados and other countries in the Caribbean should be based on a vulnerability index instead of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita index currently used. During a recent courtesy call with Madame Fu Ying, chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese Congress, at Parliament Buildings, Prime Minister …

CIMH To Offer Summer School

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Persons interested in learning more about our climate and water will soon have an opportunity to explore these areas when the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) hosts its annual summer school programme. The Weather and Water Summer Camp, which runs from Monday, July 10, to Friday, August 4, is a Hydrological and Meteorological Observer’s course which offers an …

Norway’s Envoy Meets Foreign Minister

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently met with the newly-elected Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Ingrid Mollestad. Climate change was high on the agenda, as Ambassador Mollestad disclosed that it was an important area of focus for Norway, and could also potentially be an area for future collaboration between the two countries. Senator McClean …

B’dos Will Continue Climate Change Fight

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados will continue to press ahead with its climate change agenda and push the concept of renewable energy despite the new position taken by the United States of America (US). Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, made this clear today during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. Dr. Lowe’s statement came against the background of …

More Action To Combat Climate Change

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, says it is time to “move from advocacy to action” when it comes to combating the impact of climate change. Senator McClean shared her views this morning during a courtesy call with Director of the Americas of the European External Action Service, Roland Schaefer. She told Mr. Schaefer that Barbados’ …