Ahead of UN conference, countries seek to boost partnerships with SIDS

Countries have identified critical areas where new global partnerships are needed to strengthen sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). These were identified at a meeting in March to prepare for the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States …Read more

Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development

Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development

The high-level political dialogue of Latin American and Caribbean Environment Ministers and international experts produced an agreement to advance a regional cooperation framework on the global sustainable development agenda, climate change, biodiversity, chemicals, waste, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), among …Read more

Decisive Action Needed on New Climate Deal

Decisive Action Needed on New Climate Deal

Clear, decisive and urgent action on agreeing a new global climate deal is essential to minimize the impacts of climate change and protect the world’s most vulnerable populations, some of the world’s top authorities on climate change said during a …Read more

Negotiations Towards New Universal Climate Agreement in 2015 Get Underway

Negotiations Towards New Universal Climate Agreement in 2015 Get Underway

Countries got down to the business of fleshing out how a new universal agreement on climate change might look by the deadline of Paris 2015 as part of worldwide efforts to keep a global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius …Read more

Bonn Climate Talks: Work remains on energy, global agreement

Bonn Climate Talks: Work remains on energy, global agreement

Civil society observers were sceptical of progress made after a week of UN climate talks concluded. Energy Transformation The talks were supposed to conduct a technical examination of opportunities to reduce emissions in the energy sector prior to 2020, but …Read more

Our Response to Disasters

Our Response to Disasters

Trinidad and Tobago is considered as one of the happiest places to live in the world. I always say once you take crime out of the equation, our country measures up pretty well against the scale of happiness. I have …Read more

Respect our Environment

Respect our Environment

Recently, our country had to deal with an oil spill disaster which occurred when fuel was released either accidentally or deliberately by persons into the ocean. From my point of view, this was an environmental disaster for our small country …Read more

Being too good is not good in nature

Being too good is not good in nature

Darwin’s theory of natural selection can be summarized in one phrase “survival of the fittest.” An individual is not regarded as fit until their offspring survive and reproduce offspring of their own so that the genes of an individual are …Read more

International Women’s Day Highlights Climate and Gender Links

International Women’s Day Highlights Climate and Gender Links

The world celebrated International Women’s Day 8th March 2014 under the theme, ‘Equality for women is progress for all.’ Several organizations and individuals stressed linkages between gender and climate change in their remarks. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said “women …Read more

From the Editor – April 2014

From the Editor – April 2014

We start off our first 2014 edition of Earth Conscious magazine with the dire warning from IPCC Chair, Rajendra Pachauri that “nobody on this planet will be untouched by the impacts of climate change.” He made the declaration at the …Read more

Suriname accedes to the ITTA, 2006

Suriname accedes to the ITTA, 2006

      The Government of Suriname acceded to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, in February becoming the sixty-eighth Party to the Agreement, in accordance with its Article 39 (4) [1]. Suriname has a forest area of 14.8 million …Read more

Regional Centre for Groundwater Management for Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Centre for Groundwater Management for Latin America and the Caribbean

On 20 March 2014, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Uruguay to UNESCO, H. E. Mr Omar Mesa, signed an agreement for the establishment in Montevideo, Uruguay, of a Regional Centre for Groundwater Management for …Read more

The CIMH Course: Senior Level Meteorologist Technicians’ Course

The CIMH Course: Senior Level Meteorologist Technicians’ Course

Around 40 million people are set to benefit from a new Regional Climate Centre for the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), which will significantly improve the ability to understand and predict current and future climate-related issues and help …Read more

Water in Latin America and the Caribbean is of key importance to feeding the world

Water in Latin America and the Caribbean is of key importance to feeding the world

A technical forum organized by IICA and HIDROCEC-UNA reported that, over a ten-year period, there has been a 40% increase in the water footprint from agriculture in this region. San José, Costa Rica, March 26, 2014 (IICA). Water used for …Read more

Youth Forum on Climate Change Declaration

Youth Forum on Climate Change Declaration

Youth Forum on Climate Change Declaration 2013 WE, the delegates of the Third Youth Climate Change Forum held in Port of Spain Trinidad and assembled at the Capital Plaza Hotel this 7th day of December 2013; REPRESENTING the youth of …Read more

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