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No Consensus at COP 24; SIDS Dissatisfied with Text

At this hour, global talks are still under way in Katowice, Poland, to develop a rulebook to enforce the 2015 Paris agreement to address climate change. After two weeks of [...]

Double Counting of Emissions Reductions is 1 of SIDS concerns

Countries have not been able to come to a consensus on certain points. One of the areas that the small island developing states are concerned about is the issue of [...]

A New Set of Rules for Joint Operations in the Chiquibul Forest

While Guatemalan president and foreign minister are at the Biltmore, in Belmopan, a protocol was signed to deal with encroachments in the Chiquibul and Vaca Forests by persons from Guatemala [...]

Chiquibul Protocol Long in the Making, But Finally Here

The newly established guidelines, according to Minister John Saldivar, who holds the national security portfolio, sets out the means by which the respective agencies, including the Forestry Department, will conduct [...]

SIDS Finance Negotiators: “Are Developed Countries Delivering on Commitment?”

Tonight we have another report on COP 24 in Poland where negotiations are expected to go into the weekend since not much progress has been made in creating the rules [...]

The Talanoa Dialogue: What Does it Mean for Belize and the Other SIDS?

COP 24 is just a few days away from wrapping up and one of its big events that culminated today in Poland is the Talanoa Dialogue. It is a mechanism [...]

Belize Accepts Chairmanship of AOSIS

Belize has accepted the chairmanship of the Alliance of Small Island States. This week, during the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Ambassador Lois Young accepted the leadership from the Maldives during [...]

Gender Day at COP 24

The severity of storms in the last two years in the region has displaced and disenfranchised thousands. But did you know that women are the ones most affected by these [...]

The Caribbean Must be Counted at COP24

Every year, the world comes together to attend the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is the largest gathering of international climate [...]

BFCA says BFF Must Stay in its Own Lane

In recent weeks, the Belize Federation of Fishers’ raised concerns about a number of developments in the fishing industry.  The federation called out the Gillnet Task Group, saying that gillnet [...]

BFCA Says No to Gillnets Ban

…and on the matter of gillnets, Fuller and Dawson say fishers are not in agreement with a ban on gillnets. They note that fishers resoundingly agreed not to get rid [...]

$1.7 Million in Green Microfinance for Belize

On Monday, the Belize Credit Union League signed a project with the Inter-American Development Bank Lab to boost climate resilience for farmers and fisherfolk through green microfinance in Belize. Under [...]

CCCCC launches its LiDar System

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, through the U.S. AID-funded Climate Change Adaptation Programme, launched its Light Detection and Ranging system today in Belize City.  The system, known as LiDAR [...]

FCD Holds 19th AGM in San Ignacio

Friends of Conservation and Development held its nineteenth annual general meeting on Sunday in San Ignacio Town.  The AGM, which was held at the San Ignacio Hotel Resort, was well [...]

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Spared Belize

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has ended and there is a sigh of relief in Belize. The season was forecasted to be normal to slightly above normal in the Atlantic [...]

Resource and Resiliency Centre to be Constructed in San Ignacio

The C.C.C.C.C., headquartered in Belmopan deals with the environmental concerns of the entire Caribbean. On Wednesday, in San Ignacio, ground was broken for the construction of a resource and resiliency [...]

Environmental Indicators to be Included in Future SIB Statistics

Over the past several months, the S.I.B. has also been busy working with the Department of the Environment to produce what will be known as environmental statistics, which will be [...]

Oceans Economy and Trade Strategies for Belize

Belize is one of three countries participating in a three-year pilot project which aims to contribute towards developing an enabling national policy and regulatory frameworks for the sustainable management of [...]

Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme

For the past five weeks, a group of environmentalists have been participating in the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme. The team from the National Oceanography Centre is in Belize taking samples [...]

CARICOM Unified on COP24 Expectations

The twenty-fourth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate, known as COP24, will take place in Poland from December second to the fourteenth. The key [...]

IPCC Report Front and Center of CARICOM’s Approach to COP24

And so if you’re wondering what exactly the IPCC Report means for the small island developing states; the news is grim.  For coral reefs and other vulnerable ecosystems it may [...]

Aquatica Submarine to Conduct Blue Hole Expedition

Aquatica Submarines has teamed up with businessman and philanthropist Richard Branson, documentary filmmaker and ocean conservationist Fabien Costeau and the Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration to do an expedition to the [...]

A Biennial Regional Energy Forum in Placencia

A biennial meeting of the regional energy sector was held in Placencia today, where the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum is being hosted.  The focus of the gathering is to look [...]

Marked Progress in Renewable Energy

There has been significant progress in the area of renewable energy, where several CARICOM countries have developed strategies to support the development of clean energy.   Devon Gardener, Head of [...]

Glover’s Reef Research Station – a Hot Spot for Marine Research

The Caribbean is one of three major hotspots of marine biodiversity in the world, but its ecosystems are under pressure from over-fishing, climate change, pollution and other impacts.  Conservationists and [...]