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Cuban meteorological centre to provide training for CARICOM scientists and researchers

The Cuban government will be organizing training in disaster risk reduction for scientists, researchers and specialists from the Caribbean Community. The training will be delivered at the recently inaugurated Meteorological Centre in Ciego de Ávila: The weather center in this Cuban province will train specialists from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), …

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How climate change poses a challenge to the Caribbean’s renewable energy transition

Writing for The Conversation, Masaō Ashtine, lecturer at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus, discusses the opportunities and challenges for a Caribbean renewable energy drive in the face of global climate change: Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out …

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Dominica plans to be the world’s first climate resilient country

Bloomberg reports on the steps Dominica is taking towards achieving climate resilience: Eight months ago, Category 5 Hurricane Maria destroyed Dominica resident Simon Walsh’s roof and most of his walls. It also took a big bite out of his scuba-guide business. “I had no future to see,” he says. “We …

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Research from the Eastern Caribbean shows that marine protected areas benefit coral reefs

Recently published research indicates that, contrary to the findings of previous studies, marine protected areas can increase coral reefs’ resilience to major ecosystems disturbances such as climate change: Reports in recent years that marine protected areas (MPAs) aren’t effective in saving coral reefs from the damaging effects of global climate …

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How the Caribbean can lead in disaster preparedness

Writing at Devex, Magda Theodate suggests five things Caribbean countries to do to set global benchmarks for disaster preparedness and recovery: Since experts warn of more frequent and powerful storms in the coming years, it’s important to quickly identify lessons learned from recent disasters, and implement improvements that not only …

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
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Free e-learning course: intro to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Swiss NGO DRR Platform has developed an introductory course on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), targeted at practitioners new to the DRR and CCA fields: The four course modules cover the key concepts of DRR and CCA, practical case studies of different geographic contexts, illustrative video …

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Caribbean Tourism Organization launches climate resilience awareness campaign

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has recently launched a regional awareness campaign with a focus on climate resilience and sustainability: “The Caribbean tourism product is to a large extent based on the natural environment, and as such CTO and our member countries are committed to safeguarding these resources on which …