Desmond Brown, IPS News

Desmond Brown is a staff reporter for Inter Press Service.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival
Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21 st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year. The position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 14 independent countries, was put...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Island States Throw Off the Heavy Yoke of Fossil Fuels
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - The Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, on a quest to become the world’s first sustainable island state, has taken a giant leap in its programme to cut energy costs. Last week, the government broke ground to construct the country’s second solar farm, and Prime Minister...
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Friday, December 05, 2014
Climate Finance Flowing, But for Many, the Well Remains Dry
LIMA, Peur - For more than 10 years, Mildred Crawford has been “a voice in the wilderness” crying out on behalf of rural women in agriculture. Crawford, 50, who grew up in the small Jamaican community of Brown’s Hall in St. Catherine parish, was “filled with enthusiasm” when she received an...
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Saturday, November 08, 2014
Responding to Climate Change from the Grassroots Up
GUNTHORPES, Antigua - As concern mounts over food security, two community groups are on a drive to mobilize average people across Antigua and Barbuda to mitigate and adapt in the wake of global climate change, which is affecting local weather patterns and by extension, agricultural production. “I...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Biodiversity, Climate Change Solutions Inextricably Linked
PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea - The remarkable biodiversity of the countries of the Caribbean, already under stress from human impacts like land use, pollution, invasive species, and over-harvesting of commercially valuable species, now faces an additional threat from climate change. On the...
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