Climate Change and Vulnerability in Small Island States

Remarks by the Hon. Dr. Gale T.C. Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia

26th January 2018 London  “To bring together academics from different disciplines, alongside policymakers and practitioners, to reflect on the impact of, and responses to, climatic disasters affecting Small Island Developing States”. I am deeply honoured by, and appreciative of, the opportunity to address you at this Symposium on Climate Change and Vulnerability in Small Island […]

Saint Lucia Welcomes IPCC and UNFCCC Representatives

January 31-February 02, 2018

Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Department of Sustainable Development, Ms. Debra Charlery, welcomes regional scientists, researchers, negotiators, technocrats, policy and decision-makers to Saint Lucia to lend their expertise and unite their voices regarding international climate change processes, specifically, the upcoming sessions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the and United Nations Framework […]

Advancing Preparations for the Implementation of Saint Lucia’s Nationally Determined Contributions

Address by the Hon. Minister Gale Rigobert

Stakeholders’ Consultation January 29, 2018 Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia   Ladies and gentlemen, with protocol being established and in the interest of time, permit me to say good morning, bonjour. Saint Lucia has, since the communication of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in 2015, followed by the adoption of the Paris Agreement that same year, […]

Enhancing environmental management and climate change legislation in Saint Lucia

Port of Spain, January 18, 2018 – Practitioners, policy makers and civil society groups in Saint Lucia participated in a national workshop on December 6-7, 2017 to develop legislation to enhance environmental management and action on climate change. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) facilitated the national workshop in collaboration with the Department of Sustainable […]

Any Progress on the Loss and Damage Front?

Loss and damage is perhaps one of the most contentious issues negotiated in the climate change talks. Loss and damage is what results when global mitigation efforts (greenhouse gas emission cuts) are not enough to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change, and available adaptation measures are not viable options for addressing the magnitude of […]

Saint Lucia Unveils Official Climate Change Website

The Government of Saint Lucia officially launched its climate change website to the public this fall. Developed in collaboration with Saint Lucia’s Department of Sustainable Development and with support from the US In-Country NAP Support Program, the website is a hub for climate change-related resources, news, and events for the Caribbean island state. “We are […]

Saint Lucian delegation returns from COP 23

By Julita Peter, GIS

(GIS) – Saint Lucia’s delegation is back from the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) which was held in Bonn Germany from Nov. 6 – 17. Deputy Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer, Dawn Pierre-Nathaniel, a member of the COP 23 delegation headed by Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, said finance, adaptation, mitigation, capacity building, technology […]

In storm-hit St. Lucia, insurance creates a buzz

By Laurie Goering

This article was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It is re-published with permission.  When torrential rains drench his small farm in St. Lucia, Walter Edwin’s bees die. That’s happening more often as a result of climate change – and in a bad year the Caribbean beekeeper can lose as much as 40 percent […]

How Determined Are We To Fight Climate Change?

By Annette Rattigan-Leo, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on November 6, 2017. IN 2013, there was a call for all Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to signal their commitment towards global efforts aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gas (GhG) emissions. Excess GhGs within the atmosphere lead to global […]

COP 23 underway

Officials aim to adopt a five-year work plan at COP 23

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are representing the region at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), that is, the climate change talks for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23). COP 23 is a follow-up to the Paris Agreement aimed at mitigating carbon emissions, to […]

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