Saint Lucia’s national adaptation planning process benefits from additional support

                                                   PRESS RELEASE                                                                                  Castries, Saint Lucia. The Department of Sustainable Development is pleased to report that Saint Lucia is receiving a second programme of support to the tune of USD 190,000 […]

Ministers Say Yes to Enhanced Adaptation Action

PRESS RELEASE Castries, Saint Lucia, 25th June. Following an intense one-year consultation process, the Cabinet of Ministers approves Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Water (Water SASAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Agriculture (Agriculture SASAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Fisheries […]

Saint Lucia’s Senior Officials Demonstrate Solidarity for Climate Action

By the Department of Sustainable Development

On April 17, 2018, six (6) Ministers and thirteen (13) Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries were among an esteemed grouping of senior Government officials totaling seventy-five (75), who demonstrated solidarity for climate action, through their participation in a special session commemorating the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP). “The Government of Saint […]

No Sector Left Behind!

The Department of Sustainable Development administrative staff had the pleasure of providing lapel pins and folders of information to the Cabinet of Ministers  in commemoration of the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP). On the day of the NAP launch, April 17, 2018, six (6) Ministers and thirteen (13) Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries […]

Saint Lucia Makes Strides in Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change

CASTRIES, APRIL 16, 2018 — The Government of Saint Lucia has prepared a national plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. From April 16 to 17, national stakeholders will meet in Castries for the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP). Government officials and creators (artists and performers) will also […]

In storm-hit St. Lucia, insurance creates a buzz

By Laurie Goering

This article was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It is re-published with permission.  When torrential rains drench his small farm in St. Lucia, Walter Edwin’s bees die. That’s happening more often as a result of climate change – and in a bad year the Caribbean beekeeper can lose as much as 40 percent […]

Unavoidable, Irreversible, Irreparable and Permanent Loss in the Face of Climate Change?

By Dawn Pierre-Nathoniel, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on October 19, 2017. Backed by scientific evidence, policymakers in small island developing states (SIDS) have been pleading with the international community for years to help them put mechanisms in place for addressing predicted damage due to increasingly more violent storms; rising sea levels, because […]

What Is Climate Finance?

By Neranda Maurice-George, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on October 5, 2017. THE term ‘climate finance’ has recently become a buzzword. This begs the question, “What is climate finance?” Saint Lucia has received Climate Financing from various sources and channels. The international community, in particular, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

A Significant Difference: 1.5 °C versus 2.0°C in the Climate Change Battle

By Susanna De Beauville-Scott, Department of Sustainable Development

This article was originally published in The Voice Saint Lucia on September 29, 2017. THE difference between 1.5 degrees centigrade (°C) above pre-industrial levels and 2°C above preindustrial levels may come across as insignificant in terms of the mathematics. However, in reality, the difference of 0.5 degrees can be the difference between life and death […]

Prime Minister stresses dangers of climate change

By Julita Peter, GIS

“THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY’S FAILURE TO RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE WILL CONDEMN FUTURE GENERATIONS TO CERTAIN DOOM,” HE SAID. Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet recently stressed the reality of climate change and called for immediate collective action to deal with the phenomenon. Mr. Chastanet, who is also the chairman of the OECS, was addressing the General […]

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