The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has begun publishing weekly reviews of news and events related to climate change in the Caribbean region.
11 March 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has launched a new weekly newsletter publication titled “CCCCC News Update,” which contains a review of climate change news and events relevant to the Caribbean region.
The first issue, published on 4 March 2011, reviews climate change news for the week of 28 February-4 March. The second issue was published on 11 March 2011, and contains a review of news for the week of 7-11 March. The issues summarize both international and regional climate change-related news stories and events, including: the 22nd Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held in St. George’s, Grenada, on 25-26 February 2011; a meeting on “Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean: Science, Ethics and Policies,” held in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, on 8-9 March 2011; the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Caribbean Expanded Constituency Workshop, held in Belize from 1-3 March 2011; and Antigua’s national stakeholder workshop to identify the impacts of climate change, held in Caribarena, Antigua, on 11 March 2011, organized under the CARIBSAVE Climate Change Risk Atlas project.
In addition, the newsletters highlight a call by the UNFCCC Executive Secretary for governments to implement the Cancun Accords, and a statement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that climate change, growing biofuel demand and national policies to protect domestic markets could drive up global food prices and threaten long-term food security. [Newsletter Website] [First Update] [Second Update]