The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has signed a partnership agreement with the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) to establish a regional collaboration centre in Saint George, Grenada in an effort to assist in the development of clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in the region.
Countries supported: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname.
23-31 October 2017 - Demand for standardized baselines and carbon pricing in the Caribbean
To facilitate renewables and energy efficiency projects through CDM and NAMA, UNFCCC together with the Regional Collaboration Centre St George’s ( RCC St George’s) and UNDP hosted a series of training workshops on the development of standardized baselines for the power sector. Read more>>
2-3 October 2017 - RCC St George’s lead to advance the discussion on Carbon Pricing in Caribbean
Most Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the Caribbean region express an interest in using collaborative market (international and domestic) approaches to meet their mitigation targets set forth within NDCs. In perpetration for the implementation of the commitments in NDCs as well as to arrive at a Caribbean position on the article 6 discussions under the Paris Agreement Caribbean countries requested UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center (RCC) in St George’s (RCC) support in creating awareness on the topic of Carbon pricing and options under the article 6 of the Paris agreement.
Final report on the nationally determined contributions survey available now!
Developing Countries Urgently Need Finance to Green Power Sectors
Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This is a key finding of a report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016.
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Caribbean regional dialogue on carbon pricing instruments
On the 2nd and 3rd October, RCC in St George's together with other partners organized the regional dialogue to assist Caribbean countries in the development of carbon pricing approaches for implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. The event was held at Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, Grenada, West Indies, back-to-back with the event "Developing a regional proposal for a programme to support the implementation of the energy aspects in NDCs in the Caribbean" and climate focal points were jointly invited to both events.
Paris Agreement's Economic Instruments Can Spur National Action, Ambition Regional Dialogues
Reports just released from five regional meetings reveal the views of non-State actors in developing countries on the Paris Agreement's provisions for (1) transferring mitigation outcomes, essentially emissions trading; (2) a new Sustainable Development Mechanism; and (3) a framework for non-market approaches. All three of the economic instruments are described in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
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Student interns contribute to climate action in Caribbean
Regional Collaboration Centre St. George's seeks expressions of interest
The St. George's RCC has engaged and continues to engage academic institutions both within the region and beyond to create more awareness of clean development opportunities. These interactions have generated interest from the respective student bodies, resulting in several students travelling to Grenada to support the RCC activities and successfully completing on-site training. Read more >>
16-24 June 2016 The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership and the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in conjunction with the Regional Collaboration Centre, St. George (RCC-STG), organized four targeted capacity-building training sessions to support the development of climate mitigation actions aligned with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
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12 July 2016 St. George's University Hosts Paris Agreement Article 6 Climate Summit
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31 March 2016 saw the official unveiling of the new UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre St. George's sign at St. George's University in Grenada. The unveiling coincided with the extension of the memorandum of understanding between the UNFCCC and partner organization Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF).
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