Monthly Archives: November 2013

Haiti at grave climate risk

WARSAW, Poland:HAITI NOW tops the list of countries worst affected by extreme weather events, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2014, released Tuesday.

Movement on adaptation finance urgent, says small island states

A Filipino man examines the devastation caused by Typhoon Hayian in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. - AP

A Filipino man examines the devastation caused by Typhoon Hayian in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. – AP

WARSAW, Poland:

Motivated by the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, small island states, including Jamaica, appear ready to dig in their heels to have movement on scaled-up adaptation finance at the climate talks here.

Fertile mind, foreign country…

Any sojourn to a foreign country can be rocked by challenges, not the least of which can be your own mind.

 You read correctly — your mind. My own got the better of me just two evenings ago, a mere 24 hours after I arrived in Poland for the United Nations Climate Change Talks, being held in the capital Warsaw.

Warsaw Talks: The trek to common ground

There is much riding on this 19th annual climate change talks being held here in Warsaw, Poland.

 It’s something one hears a lot as one walks the corridors of the National Stadium where the negotiations are taking place.

King coal, climate change & Jamaica

With coal still reportedly on the cards for Jamaica, now struggling under the weight of a burdensome oil bill, the island could well take instructions from Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as to next steps.

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