Tag: Climate Change Policy

Premier offers mixed message on changes to NCA

Premier offers mixed message on changes to NCA

| 05/07/2024 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly stated at a press briefing on Friday that the UPM Government is not going to remove the scientists from the National Conservation Council and will not weaken the National Conservation Act in any way. However, she also said that changes will be made to the legislation, and an amendment bill is […]

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Climate policy in limbo as more heat records broken

Climate policy in limbo as more heat records broken

| 06/03/2024 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The data for global temperatures is expected to show that last month was the warmest February on record after spring-like conditions across the Northern Hemisphere caused flowers to bloom early from Japan to Mexico, left Europe’s ski slopes bereft of snow and Texas sizzling at 100°F. The Cayman Islands may have enjoyed cooler weather […]

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2023 was the hottest year ever recorded worldwide

2023 was the hottest year ever recorded worldwide

| 04/01/2024 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Following predictions over the last few months that 2023 would be the world’s hottest year ever recorded after two decades of escalating temperatures, scientists say that last year may have been the warmest in 125,000 years. While the official data for last month has not been calculated, the results were already locked in by […]

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Climate Clock ticks down on ‘Keeping 1.5°C Alive’

Climate Clock ticks down on ‘Keeping 1.5°C Alive’

| 20/07/2023 | 60 Comments

(CNS): On 22 July, the Climate Clock will tick down below the six-year mark for humanity to drastically reduce fossil fuel emissions to keep global warming below 1.5ºC, despite a pledge made by governments at COP26 in 2021 to ‘Keep 1.5°C Alive‘. This weekend, people across the world will mark this moment with synchronized action […]

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Climate policy wins public backing

Climate policy wins public backing

| 28/06/2023

(CNS): Caymanians are demonstrating that they are very concerned about the impact climate change is going to have on these islands in the coming years. Government officials report receiving very positive feedback about the draft Climate Change Policy during the current public consultation period, which ends Friday.

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Activist: Biggest problem we have is the MPs

Activist: Biggest problem we have is the MPs

| 08/06/2023 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Long-time advocate and champion of the natural world, Billy Adam, had the residents of West Bay all in agreement Tuesday evening at the first public meeting on Grand Cayman about the Climate Change Policy. Adam said that Cayman’s biggest problem in protecting its environment was all of the elected officials, a sentiment that appeared […]

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Sea inundation inevitable now, officials warn

Sea inundation inevitable now, officials warn

| 26/05/2023 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Sea level rise in the Cayman Islands is already having a significant impact on low-lying and coastal properties, and it is going to get far worse over the next 25 years, officials have warned. As the Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency begins its public meetings on the draft Climate Change Policy, the most […]

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Local sea temperatures break records

Local sea temperatures break records

| 22/05/2023 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Local sea surface temperatures reached new highs this weekend, with Friday going down in the history books as the hottest 19 May since records began, according to figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The news comes as officials here begin hosting a series of public meetings to discuss the new draft […]

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Climate policy calls for significant action and investment

Climate policy calls for significant action and investment

| 03/05/2023 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A draft of the long-awaited Climate Change Policy outlining the interventions needed over the next 17 years to ensure a climate-resilient Cayman Islands has finally been published and is now open for public consultation. The comprehensive document outlines a significant amount of work and investment and shows that extensive adaptations are needed in order […]

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Cayman faces rising, warmer seas and bigger storms

Cayman faces rising, warmer seas and bigger storms

| 28/02/2023 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands are facing a complex range of risks from climate change, and the government will need to make some significant decisions in the short term if it is going to protect the country in the long term. Key threats from rising, warmer seas and bigger, more intense storms, identified by researchers in […]

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Caymanians fear climate change will impact their lives

Caymanians fear climate change will impact their lives

| 18/08/2022 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The cost of living may be the most pressing issue facing the people of the Cayman Islands right now but climate change is also ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ important to the majority of people who took part in a recent government survey on the topic. Of the 1,085 people who answered all the questions, 80% […]

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