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The UK and its Overseas Territories, including Cayman, have committed to work together on climate change with the aim of securing agreement on "ambitious action" to tackle the issue on a global scale at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow next year.

Governor: World is at a ‘tipping point’ on climate change

The UK hopes to play a bigger role in driving global action on climate change in a development that has implications for Cayman, Governor Martyn Roper has said.
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.
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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.

Hedge funds nudged to environmental and social investing

As climate change and inequality are dominating the media and public agenda, a growing number of institutional investors are basing their investment allocations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and are forcing alternative funds to take these factors into account in their portfolios.

Activists to sail Atlantic to address climate change

Two young activists from Cayman, Steff Mcdermot and Megan Ehman, are getting ready to sail across the Atlantic to collaborate with other countries on finding sustainable solutions to climate change.

Cayman embraces new era of weather forecasting

Meteorologists at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service hope that investments in forecasting equipment and research capabilities will facilitate better predictions and understanding of the islands’ often variable conditions.

Our youth offer hope for the planet

The global protests of young people are raising awareness of climate change.

Cayman students join Madrid climate protest

Caymanian students were part of a youth protest Wednesday at the international climate change summit in Spain.

Small island states offering lessons in climate change

Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica hopes to become a laboratory of sorts for climate resilience.

UN Climate Action Summit rejects talk, demands plans

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened Monday’s Climate Action Summit with a call to action: “The climate crisis comes from us and the solutions must come from us.”

Climate change impacts on small islands on UN agenda

Small island states like Cayman rank among the world’s most vulnerable in climate change projections.

Conference to explore disaster management, climate change

The speakers slated for the upcoming annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference will cover topics including disaster risk management, climate change and the ‘One Health’ approach.

Commonwealth governments collaborate on climate change

It has been almost two years since I sat in a security plane flying over the once familiar, but then almost unrecognisable, terrain of Dominica – the country of my birth.

Jessop: Climate science and the Caribbean voice

In the last few days new evidence has been published suggesting that scientists are now 99 percent certain that human activity is causing global warming.

Morse: Climate change — Does Cayman care?

Back here in Cayman, it feels very different. Two years have passed since our National Energy Policy was passed into law with a target of 70% of our power to be generated from renewable sources by 2037. But little appears to have been done.
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PAHO leads climate change workshop

Last week about 50 people from the Cayman Islands public and private sectors attended a two-day session, organised by the Pan American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health, on the impacts of climate change on health and health systems.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Morse: Young people must demand action on climate change

In London this Easter, Greta Thunberg, the 15-year-old Swedish climate activist, joined the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ demonstration, blocking the streets of central London to demand action on climate change. She met, and was warmly supported by, all the main UK political parties. The UK government is taking notice.

EDITORIAL — Getting serious about resource preservation

More than a third of all marine mammals around the world; more than 40% of amphibian species. The prospect is — or ought to be — unthinkable.

Beck: Calculating the value of coral reefs

According to a report compiled by hundreds of scientists from 50 countries, Earth is losing species faster than at any other time in human history.

Column: Don’t let rising seas drown the Marshall Islands

Determined to act before it’s too late, the Marshall Islands are transforming themselves into a real-life laboratory for preparing for the effects of climate change.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

EDITORIAL – Save the planet, lose the support of the people

The public demonstrations proved too much even for the obstinate President Macron, who this week capitulated, walking back the ill-conceived and ill-received policy decision that may still doom his presidency.

Hew to attend Caribbean Infrastructure Forum

Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joseph Hew will attend the third Caribbean Infrastructure Forum in the Bahamas this week, where he will join other regional ministers to discuss climate change and policymaking.

Cayman parliamentarian calls for climate action

Cayman Islands MLA Kenneth Bryan called on the Commonwealth Heads of Government last week to support the creation of a council to closely monitor the impacts of climate change on member states.

Morici: Five forces that will reshape civilization

For those with lazy vacation eyes, let me offer my short form – five forces that will reshape our civilization by 2030.

‘Aggressive action’ needed to save coral reefs

Climate change targets set out in the Paris Agreement are “inadequate” to prevent the devastation of the world’s coral reefs, the head of Little Cayman’s marine research center has warned.

Cayman experiences driest, one of hottest years on record

Grand Cayman experienced the driest and one of the hottest years on record in 2016, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Data from Owen Roberts International Airport indicated rainfall at less than half the 30-year average of 56.2 inches.

Rahn: Causing less harm by doing nothing

It has not only been a waste of money, it has done real harm. Some trillions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars have been spent to combat global warming over the last three decades.

CCMI president in Sri Lanka to study sea levels

After nearly two decades of studying the Cayman Islands, Central Caribbean Marine Institute President Carrie Manfrino has traveled halfway around the world for her latest scientific study, focusing on rising sea levels in the Indian Ocean.

EDITORIAL – Power lines: Our stance on ‘green’ energy

We (and no doubt our readers) were cheered by all aspects of the headline that appeared in Thursday’s Cayman Compass: “Oil, solar contribute to...

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EDITORIAL – Yellow plates, green energy

While we rarely comment on commentary that is submitted to us, today we will make an exception for two letters — one on vehicular...

Response to Jan. 6 editorial

The Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA) wishes to address the editorial of Jan. 6, entitled “Cayman’s combat with climate change: A bunch of hot...

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