A Setback for Members of the Latin American/Caribbean Public at Principle 10 Negotiations


“We risk losing faith in the process.” So said Elected Representative of the Public, Jamaica’s Danielle Andrade-Goffe on Day Two of the ongoing Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean in Argentina (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration … More A Setback for Members of the Latin American/Caribbean Public at Principle 10 Negotiations

One more Caribbean Country Seeks to Raise the Bar to Improve Environmental Governance


It’s happening now in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The LAC Principle 10 negotiations, about which I have written before. Saint Lucia has joined this important initiative on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. What could be more important to the Latin America/Caribbean region, as we move forward and seek to protect our precious environment? More … More One more Caribbean Country Seeks to Raise the Bar to Improve Environmental Governance

Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 6, 2017


I have completely dropped the ball on this regular post (it used to be regular!) and so am trying to redeem myself by making it a “weekend special” again. There is so much very important news in this area that you may have missed… Here goes. Please click on the coloured links for more information. Jamaica … More Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 6, 2017

#EarthDay2017: What’s Happening in Jamaica?


Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day. The theme is Environmental and Climate Literacy – in other words, the importance of educating ourselves on these complex and wide-ranging topics. Until recently, by the way, I didn’t know the day is also called International Mother Earth Day. The Earth Day Network (Earth Day is primarily a citizen-oriented effort) is … More #EarthDay2017: What’s Happening in Jamaica?

From Public Opinion Online: Change Bigger Than Trump, by Indi McLymont Lafayette


Here is another article by a 51% Coalition member, Indi McLymont Lafayette. Indi is a consultant and a climate change/environmental advocate.  You can read the article here on the new Public Opinion online news website. On March 28 President Donald Trump passed an Executive Order rescinding several of his predecessor’s climate change policies and legislation. It … More From Public Opinion Online: Change Bigger Than Trump, by Indi McLymont Lafayette

St. Lucian Government Says It is Sensitive to Environmental Concerns Over Planned Tourism Complex


Following recent concerns expressed by several local and international organisations regarding the impact of a major tourism development on the Maria Islands Nature Reserve off the coast of St. Lucia, the island’s Office of the Prime Minister has responded with a press release, with assurances that the project is “sensitive to the principles of sustainable development … More St. Lucian Government Says It is Sensitive to Environmental Concerns Over Planned Tourism Complex

Coping with Climate Change: Adaptation Dialogue Stresses Urgency


Eighteen Caribbean citizens died in widespread floods over the Christmas season, on the islands of St. Lucia, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These were unseasonal storms – perhaps unprecedented, certainly rare – after an exceptionally quiet 2013 hurricane season. As the UK Guardian’s Carrie Gibson notes, “The Caribbean is on the receiving end of the effects … More Coping with Climate Change: Adaptation Dialogue Stresses Urgency