Climate Resilience Matters To Developing Countries

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Building climate resilience must be seen as a vehicle through which we might pursue and achieve much of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This statement was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, while speaking at the Climate Resilience Group/Network of the Marrakech Partnership on Global Climate Action on Monday, December 10, in Katowice, …

Workshop On Climate Change & Agriculture

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will conduct a workshop entitled: Climate Change and Its Potential Impact on Agriculture, on Tuesday, November 27, in the conference room at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, at 9:30 a.m. According to Officer-in-Charge of Extensions, Barney Callender, the workshop will mainly focus on how farmers can seek to mitigate and adapt …

Climate Change CARICOM Meeting

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The Government of Barbados will host the Meeting of CARICOM Climate Change Negotiators and Ministers from Monday, November 12, to Wednesday, November 14, at the Radisson Aquatica Resort. The meeting is in preparation for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will take place in Katowice, Poland, from December …

Climate Change Warning For Small Island States

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A recent special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted the possible impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. As a result, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, Dr. Hugh Sealy, has described the IPCC Special Report of 1.5 degrees as “a clarion call for action”. “It vindicates …

Travel Media Urged To Join Climate Change Fight

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Minister of Tourism, Kerrie Symmonds, has urged local and international media to highlight the “existential threat” of climate change and global warming on small islands like Barbados. He was speaking at the Tourism Media Awards, an event hosted by the Barbados Tourism and Marketing Inc. to recognize excellence in global coverage of destination Barbados on Wednesday, October 17, at the …

Secretary General Promotes Collective Approach

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Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has identified collective action as the best response to the challenges facing small states within the Commonwealth. During a courtesy call on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart recently, Baroness Scotland maintained: “It is very important to have critical mass because when one small country tries to do it on its own, it does not work.” …

Concern Over Adaptation Fund Funding

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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

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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 …