India's Roads Melt as Record-breaking Heat Wave Continues

India’s on-going heat wave, which set a new record for the
country’s highest-ever recorded temperature last week,
is melting tarmac on the roads of some of India’s busiest cities.

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Worst bleaching on record for Great Barrier Reef: scientists

Aerial surveys of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have revealed the worst bleaching on record in the icon’s pristine north, scientists said Tuesday, with few corals escaping damage.

 

Researchers said the view was devastating after surveying some 520 reefs via plane and helicopter between Cairns and the Torres Strait in the north of Queensland state.

“This will change the Great Barrier Reef forever,” Terry Hughes, an expert on coral reefs from James Cook University, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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CCREEE Call for Applications

The Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held at Bridgetown, Barbados, 2-4 July 2015, endorsed the establishment of CCREEE as technical implementation arm of the CARICOM Energy Unit. Barbados was selected as the host country for the Secretariat of CCREEE as a result of a competitive selection process. The centre was inaugurated during a high-level inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados on 28 October 2015. During the next months the physical office and the internal administrative rules and procedures will be established. The headquarters agreement will be signed. To facilitate the process the following positions will be recruited:

  • CCREEE Administration and Finance Officer (AFO)
  • CCREEE Senior Administrative Secretary (SAS)
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Historic Ceremony Formally Establishing the SIDS DOCK

On Wednesday 30 September 2015, we shared a very special moment in history – the birth of SIDS DOCK, the first global intergovernmental organisation of Island Nations vested with the full powers and privileges of the United Nations. The Historic Ceremony that Formally Established the SIDS DOCK at the United Nations Headquarters in New York was Webcast Live on UN TV.

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CCREEE Call for Applications, Deadline: 17 February 2016

CCREEE Administrative and Finance Officer Recruitment of a CCREEE Administration and Finance Officer, deadline 17 February 2016: The expert will oversee all administrative and financial operations of CCREEE. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by 17 February 2016 in line with the attached terms of reference through the online recruitment system (click apply button). Download Terms of Reference CCREEE Senior Administrative Secretary Recruitment of a CCREEE Senior Administrative Secretary, deadline 15 February 2016: Under supervision of the Executive Director (ED) and the Administrative and Finance Officer (AFO), the Senior Administrative Secretary (SAS) is responsible for establishing the administration and secretarial procedures and performs a variety of complex secretarial/clerical and administrative tasks of a confidential nature. Download Terms of Reference   APPLICATIONS: Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit applications through the CCREEE job portal at latest by 17 February 2016. Applications shall comprise the following documents in English: CV (incl. detailed description of qualifications and work experience) Motivation letter (max. one page) Scanned copy of passport Scanned copies of educational certificates Further information on CCREEE is available at: www.ccreee.org. Written requests for clarification can be directed to:... read more

Timothy Antoine Appointed as ECCB Governor

The Monetary Council has appointed Mr Timothy Antoine as Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Mr. Antoine, a Grenadian national, succeeds Sir K Dwight Venner who retired on 30 November, 2015.

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SIDS DOCK – SEA OFFICIAL SIDE EVENT AT COP21

We need to do much more, much faster, much more urgently to keep global warming below 1.5°C or at least well below 2°C. This event will look at how renewable
energy and energy efficiency can close the emissions gap at global, national, regional and city level. How large is the opportunity, what major initiatives are out
there to bridge the emission gap and what are the main barriers we must overcome to scale up these solutions faster?

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Seychelles Debt Swap Initiative

The Seychelles debt for climate change swap made a major leap on Friday when Minister Dogley signed the bilateral agreements for the debt buy back with the representatives of the governments of France, Belgium and Italy.

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The Opening Ceremony

Watch the Spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Samoa 2104 Credit: United Nations

The Year of Small Island Developing States

What is SIDS Dock?

It is an initiative among member countries of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to provide the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with a collective institutional mechanism to assist them transform their national energy sectors into a catalyst for sustainable economic development and help generate financial resources to address adaptation to climate change.”