Climate Change

Climate analyst Rueanna Haynes says small islands are fighting for their survival in climate change negotiations.

Small islands can ‘lead by example’ in climate fight

Low-lying islands like Grand Cayman could become uninhabitable within the next century without “transformative change” in the global approach to climate change. That’s the verdict of Rueanna Haynes, a climate analyst and guest speaker at the RF Cayman Economic Outlook conference.
Cayman has built back stronger after Hurricane Ivan but climate change could make us more vulnerable to severe storms.

Hurricanes and climate change: What the science says

One of the primary concerns for Cayman Islands residents when it comes to climate change, is what impact the phenomenon will have on hurricanes.
Tourism planners in Antigua are exploring more eco-friendly, low impact options for visitors.

Caribbean tourism industry contends with climate change

Across the Caribbean region, tourism stakeholders are grappling with the reality of climate change and the threat it poses to the region’s hospitality sector. From Antigua to Dominica, officials are working on plans to protect their islands and their economies.
Ben Somerville leads protesters in 2019 during a demonstration about the port project and climate change

The future of climate action

The Cayman Compass interviewed some of the islands’ students about their thoughts on climate change, the environmental policies they’d like to see implemented and the role young people play in the climate-change debate.
Seal pup

Cayman wildlife photographer: We must tell impactful stories

When it comes to understanding the impact of climate change, few in the Cayman Islands have been as close to the source as Ellen Cuylaerts.
More severe impacts from hurricanes is one possible consequence of climate change. Governor Martyn Roper (right) pictured alongside RFA Mounts Bay which provides hurricane relief support in the region, said the UK is ready to work with Cayman.

Governor: ‘2020 is a critical year for our planet’

Some of the responsibility for helping Cayman prepare for the impacts of climate change falls to the UK. Governor Martyn Roper answered questions from the Cayman Compass about what his office is doing to help.
Sea level rise poses a threat to the Cayman Islands that the climate change policy sought to address.

What the 2011 climate policy set out to achieve

Nearly a decade ago, a never-implemented draft climate change policy set out broad-reaching ambitions for the Cayman Islands.

Cayman’s climate policy plan gathering dust

With the urgency of international projections, where does Cayman stand in preparing for climate change? Recent debate on the floor of the Legislative Assembly sent a reminder that, in fact, Cayman does not have a climate change policy.

Time to take climate change seriously

Cayman has met the topic of climate change with stops and starts. Recent actions by government, however, have hinted at renewed political interest.

‘It is our responsibility to leave a healthy earth for our children’

As one of the lowest-lying places on earth, Cayman could feel the effects of climate change sooner than most. National Trust climate change expert Catherine Childs sat down with the Cayman Compass to discuss what the island needs to do and why we have a responsibility to future generations to act fast.

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