Advancing Preparations for Implementation of Saint Lucia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) – Stakeholder Consultation

In November 2015, Saint Lucia communicated what is now known as its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). NDCs primarily are commitments developed by countries aimed at addressing climate change. The commitments are developed within the context of the national priorities, circumstances and capabilities and can be either […]

Unavoidable, Irreversible, Irreparable and Permanent Loss in the Face of Climate Change?

By Dawn Pierre-Nathoniel, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on October 19, 2017. Backed by scientific evidence, policymakers in small island developing states (SIDS) have been pleading with the international community for years to help them put mechanisms in place for addressing predicted damage due to increasingly more violent storms; rising sea levels, because […]

Where Science Meets Policy

By Susanna De Beauville-Scott, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on October 17, 2017. THE Inter-Government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide, relevant to the understanding of climate change. The […]

What Is Climate Finance?

By Neranda Maurice-George, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on October 5, 2017. THE term ‘climate finance’ has recently become a buzzword. This begs the question, “What is climate finance?” Saint Lucia has received Climate Financing from various sources and channels. The international community, in particular, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

A Significant Difference: 1.5 °C versus 2.0°C in the Climate Change Battle

By Susanna De Beauville-Scott, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on September 29, 2017. THE difference between 1.5 degrees centigrade (°C) above pre-industrial levels and 2°C above preindustrial levels may come across as insignificant in terms of the mathematics. However, in reality, the difference of 0.5 degrees can be the difference between life and death […]

Prime Minister stresses dangers of climate change

By Julita Peter, GIS

“THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY’S FAILURE TO RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE WILL CONDEMN FUTURE GENERATIONS TO CERTAIN DOOM,” HE SAID. Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet recently stressed the reality of climate change and called for immediate collective action to deal with the phenomenon. Mr. Chastanet, who is also the chairman of the OECS, was addressing the General […]

Caribbean Investment Forum Puts Resilience into Sharp Focus

Building the Project Pipeline for Rapid Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, Sept 29 – Urgent investment into infrastructure more resilient to climate change is needed to allow Caribbean island nations to achieve their clean energy, sustainable development plans, a high-level meeting of representatives from Caribbean governments, development partners and regional organizations in Saint Lucia concluded. In the wake of this year’s shocking damage […]

Rigobert: Climate change no hoax

This article originally appeared in the St. Lucia Times on September 11, 2017. Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has asserted that the recent adverse weather events underscore the need to quadruple efforts to implement the provisions of the Paris Agreement. “Clearly the events of the last couple weeks […]

Caribbean countries analyze the benefits of climate-smart agriculture

A forum supported by IICA allowed specialists in climate change and natural resource management to share their experiences and knowledge of this topic.

Castries, Saint Lucia—Over 180 people involved in the agricultural sector of 13 Caribbean countries participated in the first Caribbean Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture, held in Saint Lucia, in order to promote and support options for adapting the Caribbean agricultural sector to climate change. Members of associations of producers, civil servants, researchers and representatives of academia […]

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