Dr. Leonard Nurse (left) Chairman of the CCCCC at the signing of the co-operation agreement with CBU Secretary General, Ms Sonia Gill.
BELMOPAN April 16, 2018: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC- 5 Cs) and the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to improve the sharing of information about and coverage of climate change issues across regional media markets, beginning with the CBU 49th Annual General Assembly scheduled for Kingston, Jamaica from August 13-15, 2018.
The MOU was signed in Barbados by 5Cs Chairman Dr. Leonard Nurse, on behalf of Executive Director Dr. Kenrick Leslie, and CBU’s Secretary General Ms. Sonia Gill.
The MOU aims to strengthen the Centre’s partnership with regional media and create synergies at senior levels, as it carries out its mandate to provide effective solutions and projects to combat climate change in the region.
This partnership is even more critical, after the 2017 Hurricane Season, as it provides opportunities for the Centre and Caribbean media to share the experiences that will come from more frequent and intense natural hazards, extreme weather events like hurricanes and droughts, the effects of which are becoming more visible and affecting a growing number of countries in the region.
The cooperation agreement also aims to establish a pact by which the 5Cs will engage with CBU members through virtual and face to face encounters in a number of areas including:
- Capacity-building activities facilitated by 5Cs for CBU members
- Science writing training for journalists and journalistic writing for scientists
- Sensitising various stakeholders including the membership and policymakers to Climate Change and its associated issues
- Collaborating on the production and broadcast of information products related to issues surrounding Climate Change, and
- Collaborating on activities relating to 2018 Annual General Assembly which is being held under the Climate Change theme.
In this regard the 5Cs will provide subject experts for the fora to be presented during the CBU Assembly under the theme: “Building Resilience to Climate Change: Business, Technology and Content Options for Caribbean Media”.
The Centre’s climate change negotiator and liaison officer Mr. Carlos Fuller, will head a team of speakers looking at climate-proofing the indigenous Caribbean media.
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The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change. We maintain the Caribbean’s most extensive repository of information and data on climate change specific to the region, which in part enables us to provide climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to CARICOM member states through the CARICOM Secretariat. In this role, the Centre is recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other international agencies as the focal point for climate change issues in the Caribbean. The Centre is also a United Nations Institute for Training and Research recognised Centre of Excellence, one of an elite few. Learn more about how we’re working to make the Caribbean more climate resilient by perusing The Implementation Plan.