CCCCC Update Focuses on Preparations for Durban Climate Change Conference

CCCCC10 August 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has published the July/August issue of its Climate news update, highlighting concerns ahead of the Durban Climate Change Conference, the cap of Chinese energy consumption and other regional news.

The news update notes that: South Africa's preparations to host the next climate talks have encountered the skepticism of activists claiming South Africa's lack of leadership on environmental issues; China's forthcoming cap on energy consumption might not be as tough as expected; and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) future launch of a Teacher Education Course on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) at the end of 2011.

On regional issues, it highlights: the Alliance of Small Island States' (AOSIS) launch of SIDS DOCK, an international organization aiming to promote sustainable energy projects in small island developing States (SIDS); the US launch of a US$14.5 million adaptation project to help the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS); and Suriname's launch of a Climate Compatible Development Agency (CCDA) that will formulate the Government's climate change policies. [Publication: CCCCC News Update Nº 13]