Regional Cooperation on Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean Strengthened

A new regional cooperation agreement between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission was signed on June 03 in Brussels to support greater policy dialogue on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the Latin American and …Read more

Sea monsters: separating fact from fiction

Sea monsters: separating fact from fiction

The sea has been a source of intrigue for centuries for those who sail in its waters. I am sure that many readers have peered into the dark waters of the ocean and wondered what’s down there. It is this …Read more

Major Economies Forum Calls for Urgent Climate Action

Major Economies Forum Calls for Urgent Climate Action

The Mexican Government hosted the 18th meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF), welcoming 90 delegates from 23 countries to a discussion intended to support progress in climate change negotiations and encourage the adoption of clean …Read more

Climate Change: Latin America, Caribbean Not Sitting Back

Climate Change: Latin America, Caribbean Not Sitting Back

It is no coincidence that the Globe International network of legislators has chosen Mexico as the venue for the Second World Summit of Legislators on climate change that takes place in the Mexican Congress… Five hundred legislators from around the …Read more

Appreciating the Natural Environment

Appreciating the Natural Environment

As I grow older, I’m appreciating the natural environment of our earth even more. As I travel to school on mornings, I’m always amazed at the beauty of the lush mountains and the flamboyant pout trees dotting the hills, in …Read more

Cheikhrouhou Sets out Climate Challenge for Caribbean

Cheikhrouhou Sets out Climate Challenge for Caribbean

Ms. Héla Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, recently presented the 15th William G Demas Memorial Lecture  at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank. The lecture addressed the topic “The Green …Read more

From the Editor

From the Editor

The Green Climate Fund Board, now up and running is on a mission to raise money to assist poor countries that will bear the brunt of climate change. Héla Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund said they are …Read more

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

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

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