WASHINGTON DC, Nov. 13, 2017 (IPS) - Even after President Trump announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, much of the country is moving forward with climate action anyway. According to new analysis, more than 2,500 non-federal actors representing more than half the U.S. economy—including cities, counties, states, businesses and more—have pledged their support for the Paris Agreement goals. If these actors were their own country, they’d be the world’s third-largest economy. Comment
She’s trying to make a big wave for the Caribbean.
The newly appointed board member of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), a Westchester-based charitable organization, is setting sights on increasing the group’s mission for the next generation of Caribbean youth. Michelle Nicholas, who is the vice president of development at Westchester Family Services, said she was bringing her passion and economical skills to help increase interest in Caribbean maritime. Comment
Seven weeks since hurricane Maria made landfall in Dominica and left widespread destruction in its wake, the United Nations migration agency say it has been supporting local tradespeople with safe construction skills to repair the damage and create conditions for a full recovery. Comment
Amina J. Mohammed is deputy secretary-general of the United Nations
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 2. 2017 (IPS) — This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance. Comment
WASHINGTON DC, Nov 7 2017 (IPS) - The Paris Agreement was widely hailed for drawing all nations together to tackle climate change, based on bottom-up contributions that will be reviewed and strengthened over time. These contributions are aimed at achieving the ambitious but necessary long-term goals of limiting global temperature increase and building resilience to climate impacts. Comment