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October 14, 2019

1 October 2019: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, highlighted the potential of a ‘Debt for Climate Adaptation Swap’ initiative during several events that convened during the UN Climate Action Sum...

June 29, 2018

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) agreed yesterday to take joint steps to improve climate finance flows to best meet the needs of developing countries in tackling the global climate challenge.
 
The heads of the two organisations, G...

June 7, 2018

As Barbados continues to participate in celebrations to mark the International Year of the Reef 2018, it will host a symposium to mark World Oceans Day. Under the theme: Barbados Coral Reef Symposium 2018, the event will seek to raise awareness of issues affecting reef...

July 28, 2017

As a small island state of only 431 km2, Barbados is limited in natural resources and is particularly vulnerable to global climate change and natural disasters. Barbados is one of the most prosperous Caribbean islands,  due to successful economic diversification and a...

September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016: The Launch of the Caribbean Human Development Report took place in Barbados today.

Please see the link below for the report which is available in English and Spanish.


http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-report-latin-america-and-carribb...

May 26, 2016

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) celebrated the joining of three new countries to its community: Barbados, Kyrgyz Republic and Brazil (Mato Grosso State).

The announcement was made during the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (U...

May 15, 2016

World must adapt to meet the unavoidable impacts of climate change head on or face the consequences says DRC envoy

 

 Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, DRC's climate envoy. (Pic: IISD/ENB/Kiara Worth)

 

A coalition of the world’s poorest countries will ask the developed world to boost the...

May 15, 2016

Moving towards low-carbon, climate-resilient transport and infrastructure is the best route to reducing poverty worldwide

 

Will 2015 be a watershed in the human effort to solve global problems, or just another chapter in the history of collective inaction?

 

The answer wi...

May 13, 2016

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 75% of all large cities are located on coasts, putting most cities at risk of flooding from rising sea levels and powerful storms.

  • In most countries, the urban poor have a higher exposure to flood risk than the average urban population.

  • ...

September 2, 2014

Apia, Samoa 2 September 2014 - Today, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the GEO SIDS Outlook, part of its flagship Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series. The report, based on the findings of a broad range of SIDS scientists, experts and policy makers, prov...

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New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

September 2, 2014

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