On the eve of the next global climate change conference to be held in Poland in December, and following the release of a special report by the International Panel on Climate Change that highlights the urgent need for action by governments, industries and individuals to contain global warming, Panos Caribbean is launching a new regional campaign to support the Caribbean and other vulnerable countries in the fight against climate change.
The face of the campaign is a new, powerful painting by Saint Lucian - American artist Jonathan Gladding. It pictures a young girl with her body almost entirely submerged by sea-level rise, and with her fingers sending the desperate message that she needs #1point5tostayalive.
Saint Lucian poet and playwright Kendel Hippolyte, who played a lead role in the campaign to secure the historic Paris Agreement in 2015, has called on Caribbean artists to add their voice to the call for decisive global action against climate change.Read more ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday October 5, 2018 (IPS) – In the face of the many challenges posed by climate change, Panos Caribbean, a global network of institutes working to give a voice to poor and marginalized communities, says the Caribbean must raise its voice to demand and support the global temperature target of 1.5 °C.
Ahead of the United Nations climate summit in December, Yves Renard, interim coordinator of Panos Caribbean, said advocacy, diplomacy and commitments must be both firm and ambitious.
He said this is necessary to ensure that the transition to renewable energy and a sharp reduction in emissions are not only implemented but accelerated.
PICTURED: YVES RENARD, INTERIM COORDINATOR OF PANOS CARIBBEAN (PHOTO DESMOND BROWN)
Panos Caribbean is part of the Advisory Group assembled by CARICOM Energy to formulate a Region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) - The Energy Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat has launched an initiative to formulate a Region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy. The purpose of the strategy will be to create and increase awareness of challenges and opportunities in the energy sector; to facilitate behavioural change at all levels; to encourage innovation; and to facilitate the transition to new energy systems.
Over the coming weeks, an Advisory Group facilitated by the CARICOM Secretariat will conduct research and consultations to identify ways in which challenges and opportunities related to energy access, energy security, energy efficiency, environmental protection and adaptation to climate change can best be communicated to all sectors of the Caribbean society.
The Advisory Group brings together representatives of key regional organisations involved in communications in the energy sector. They include the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the OECS Commission and Panos Caribbean.Read more ...