Our team based in Trinidad and Tobago, supports Caribbean governments in translating international climate agreements into national targets, policies and governance arrangements. The team also works with regional civil society to raise awareness and knowledge about climate change, its impacts and the implications of the global discussion for the Caribbean.
Regional work has focused on research on adaptation measures and loss and damage, as well as policy approaches to the just transition and climate justice.
The just transition looks different for small islands – their voices must be heard
The concept of a just transition is gaining momentum, yet it’s too often viewed through a developed country lens in international climate talks and discussions often ignore the links to climate justice. The unique concerns of small islands must be heard to ensure the just transition works for all.
The IPCC has highlighted the Caribbean’s vulnerability to climate change: what does this mean for climate justice?
What does the IPCC say on losses and damages?
Ocean thermal energy conversion – what is it and what role could it play for Small Island States in the Caribbean?
Using Geographical Information Systems tools, we have determined where water depth and proximity to shore could provide a site for ocean thermal energy conversion installation for all islands in the Caribbean. But this technology is still the poor cousin in the renewables family, leading many to ask – what is ocean thermal energy conversion and what can it bring to the table to support a 100% renewable electricity system?
Consultations in the time of Covid-19: small islands unhindered in stepping up climate ambition
Climate change and small islands: more scientific evidence of high risks
Black Lives Matter: the link between climate change and racial justice
Coronavirus underscores small islands' climate vulnerability
Women against warming - celebrating International Women's Day
Where action on climate change, sustainable development and oceans intersects - Belize's vision for AOSIS
Key Messages for Small Island Developing States from the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been advocating for at least a decade for the establishment of 1.5°C as an upper limit for global average temperature increase - due to their high vulnerability to increased climate impacts. This latest IPCC 1.5°C Special Report provides the scientific assessment that supports the long-established cry of SIDS to limit global temperatures and the risks that threaten these small island nations.
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