UnaMay Gordon, Director of the Climate Change Division for the Government of Jamaica, tells us how policies must consider gender when they are crafted.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

UnaMay Gordon, Director of the Climate Change Division for the Government of Jamaica, tells us about the necessity to look at the issues of climate and gender together.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

UnaMay Gordon, Director of the Climate Change Division for the Government of Jamaica, tells us how you can't make policies without the involvement of the people that will be affected by them.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

Dizzanne Billy, a young climate activist with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), tells us how women are strong and show resilience in the face of the difficult conditions imposed on them by climate change.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

Dizzanne Billy, a young climate activist with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), tells us how anyone can apply their skills to do what they can to contribute to climate action.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

Dizzanne Billy, a young climate activist with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), tells us how the youth will inherit the consequences of climate actions being taken right now.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

Gender & Development Practitioner Judith Wedderburn, tells us how gender roles in most societies are deeply ingrained, and that this does not change under the strains of extreme weather events.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

Gender & Development Practitioner Judith Wedderburn, tells us how women are expected to care for the family, and that under extreme weather events that burden becomes equally extreme on women.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

 

Ambassador Dessima M. Williams, Chair of AOSIS 2009-2011, tells us that what we need to overcome the climate crisis is less about financial or scientific capacities than about political will.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

Ambassador Dessima M. Williams, Chair of AOSIS 2009-2011, tells us how climate change implies that people's human rights are denied.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

Ambassador Dessima M. Williams, Chair of AOSIS 2009-2011, tells us how billions of dollars must be raised by 2020 to help the most vulnerable nations face the burden of the climate crisis it did not create.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.
 

Ambassador Dessima M. Williams, Chair of AOSIS 2009-2011, tells us how those who made the biggest contribution to the climate problem should make the largest contribution to the solution.

This video is part of a series produced by Panos Caribbean and its 1.5 to Stay Alive initiative, in the context of COP24, 2 to 14 December 2018.

2018 is another crucial year for global climate change negotiations, as Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change develop a work programme for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and as efforts are being made to ensure that the 1.5°C target is eventually reached. In all the negotiation processes leading to and during the next meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP24) in December, the Caribbean needs to remain actively involved and to make its voice heard. In this video, regional experts Leon Charles and Spencer Thomas present the agenda for the coming weeks and months, and outline the challenges and the opportunities that the Caribbean must consider in order to secure a satisfactory outcome from forthcoming global negotiations.

 

 

The fight against climate change is almost absent from Haïti's political discourse. That worries Panos Caribbean and other members of the civil society.

 

Video in Creole & French, with English subtitles.

 

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image.pngPRESS RELEASE. Bonn, Germany. 13 November 2017.

“1.5 is a matter of necessity,” said University of the West Indies’ Professor Michael Taylor, speaking at an event convened by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) as part of the Conference on Climate Change, COP23, taking place in Germany until the end of this week.

At the 2015 Climate Conference - COP21 - in Paris, the Caribbean released a theme song that calls on the world to recognise and respect the legitimate claims of small islands in the face of climate change.

With lyrics written by Kendel Hippolyte and music composed and produced by Ronald Boo Hinkson, this song stresses the need for greater climate justice and for a shared commitment to combat climate change.

This project has brought together several of the Caribbean's greatest and most conscious artists, as part of a regional campaign spearheaded by Panos Caribbean in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, the Caribbean Development Bank and other regional partners.

Artists performing on the song: Banky Banx, BelO, Kendel Hippolyte, E.sy Kennenga, Jessy Leonce, Ace Loctar, Shayne Ross, David Rudder, Aaron Silk, Taj Weekes, and Deridee Williams.