Archive for tag: Public awareness

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The Resilience Scorecard is transforming how Caribbean nations are responding to the climate crisis

The impacts of climate change are different around the world – the same solution for Germany or the United States cannot be implemented in Domin...

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Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, speaking at the 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture in Geneva, Switzerland, September 10, 2019. Photo by Timothy Sullivan, via UNCTAD on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley’s defence of Small Island Developing States at COP26 makes her a regional rock star

‘Caribbean people have NEVER been more proud’ Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley’s representation of and advocacy for the Caribb...

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A boy rides through floodwaters near high tide in a low-lying area of Tuvalu, in the South Pacific. Pacific island leaders have expressed disappointment at the Cop26 climate summit’s outcome. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril

Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages Pacific representatives and n...

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A girl walks past the cemetery in Jenrok village on the Majuro atoll, the capital of the Marshall Islands. During high tides the cemetery and some of the nearby houses become inundated. Photograph: Vlad Sokhin/World Bank

Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns

Large parts of Pacific country’s capital would be permanently flooded and islands would disappear, according to new projections Projected sea level ri...

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Cleantech Entrepreneurs Driving a Green Recovery in Barbados

VIENNA, Jul 16 2021 (IPS) – Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Caribbean island nation, famed for its beautiful landscapes, pristine wh...

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Plastic debris is heating up beaches in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. A study has warned that rising temperatures caused by plastic could have devastating impacts on wildlife. Photograph: Andrew Fidler/Silke Stuckenbrock

Plastic debris on remote islands raises temperatures by 2.5C and threatens turtle populations

Study of Henderson Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands finds plastic acts as an insulator, making sand hotter and leading to more female turtle off...

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Japan Islands eyed as world heritage site offer insights into biodiversity

An advisory panel of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Amami Oshima Island, Tokunoshi...

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ECOSOC chief calls for financial support for small island developing states

Small island developing states (SIDS) must receive financial and international support if they are to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and natural d...

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Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco haven

There are no resorts, no beaches, no amenities, and its contribution to the national GDP is practically zero. Yet the mile-long rocky isle of Redonda ...

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‘Ocean in crisis’: Global plan to protect world’s seas

Ambitious initiative to protect area larger than South American continent aims to ensure the world’s seas will no longer be ‘out of sight, out of mind...

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