KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday October 5, 2018 (IPS) – In the face of the many challenges posed by climate change, Panos Caribbean, a global network of institutes working to give a voice to poor and marginalized communities, says the Caribbean must raise its voice to demand and support the global temperature target of 1.5 °C.
Ahead of the United Nations climate summit in December, Yves Renard, interim coordinator of Panos Caribbean, said advocacy, diplomacy and commitments must be both firm and ambitious.
He said this is necessary to ensure that the transition to renewable energy and a sharp reduction in emissions are not only implemented but accelerated.
PICTURED: YVES RENARD, INTERIM COORDINATOR OF PANOS CARIBBEAN (PHOTO DESMOND BROWN)
Panos Caribbean is part of the Advisory Group assembled by CARICOM Energy to formulate a Region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) - The Energy Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat has launched an initiative to formulate a Region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy. The purpose of the strategy will be to create and increase awareness of challenges and opportunities in the energy sector; to facilitate behavioural change at all levels; to encourage innovation; and to facilitate the transition to new energy systems.
Over the coming weeks, an Advisory Group facilitated by the CARICOM Secretariat will conduct research and consultations to identify ways in which challenges and opportunities related to energy access, energy security, energy efficiency, environmental protection and adaptation to climate change can best be communicated to all sectors of the Caribbean society.
The Advisory Group brings together representatives of key regional organisations involved in communications in the energy sector. They include the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the OECS Commission and Panos Caribbean.Read more ...
- REVISED 17 MAY: SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND FOCUS GROUP DATES -
With the support of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) as part of the Jamaica Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Panos Caribbean is implementing the Voices for Climate Change Education Initiative. The purpose of this project is to promote climate change awareness at the community, sectoral and national levels through the engagement and use of popular local artists and performers and through the production and dissemination of creative materials and messages. Community-level activities will focus on four locations (two rural communities and two coastal communities).
As part of this initiative, Panos Caribbean is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons or groups to provide two sets of services:
Expression of interest should be provided in a short letter (maximum two pages) that includes a statement of capacity, examples of previous work involving similar tasks, and any other information that may assist Panos Caribbean in the evaluation of submissions. These evaluations will be based on three sets of criteria: relevant skills and experience: 60%; interest in climate change and development issues: 30%; knowledge of Panos Caribbean and its work: 10%. The same person or group may express interest for both activities. Following the evaluation, Panos Caribbean will approach selected applicants and will make a financial offer based on available budget.