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Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:16 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

WITH MERE weeks to go before this year's global climate talks in Poland, small island developing states (SIDS) are advised to ready themselves to "negotiate hard" for decisions that can translate the results...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:13 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

  THE CALL for public engagement on the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius is growing, near three weeks after the document was approved. The report establishes that while it would be a...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:10 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

RETIRED DISASTER risk reduction professional Franklin McDonald has flagged the need to examine the extent of Jamaica's tsunami literacy, if the readiness of the population and the efficiency of responders are to be assured in an event."The last...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

DR ORVILLE Grey, who will shortly leave his role as senior technical officer for adaptation with the Climate Change Division, has urged enhanced government, private sector and civil society support for the...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:14 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

DR ORVILLE Grey is one of Jamaica’s rising stars in climate change circles. But he is shortly to trek across the globe to South Korea to serve the Green Climate Fund (GCF), waving goodbye to his island home – if only for a while. The...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

THE ENVIRONMENTAL Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) is on a mission to raise funds to sustain its operations well into the future, mere months after signalling a return to form with the appointment of a new leadership and grant awards valued in the...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

AS CRITICAL as they are to Jamaica's defence against climate change, the effects of which are already being seen or felt on the island - from extreme drought conditions to coastal erosion - mangrove forests may appear quite unremarkable.But the...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:05 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

"BY BEING natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them."The Wigton Wind Farm team could be drawing inspiration from these words by French fashion designer Christian Dior, as it rolls out a training programme...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:16 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

CHAIRMAN OF the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr Hoesung Lee has cautioned countries against infrastructure investments that could undermine their climate change response efforts over the medium to long term. “I want to...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

THE CARIBBEAN Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is this month drawing public attention to the energy realities of the region while helping individuals to identify how to better conserve while cutting costs....

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

J. WRAY and Nephew Limited (JWN) has spent in excess of $700 million to improve its waste water management system at its three Spanish Town Road complexes to better manage the industrial waste generated by its operations.It has heralded what the...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

JAMAICA SAW a reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2008 and 2012, signalling a step in the right direction for the island's efforts to stave off negative climate change impacts."We have seen a reduction from about 27,000 gigagrams...

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