CARICOM to push positions on key issues as COP21 enters second week

first_imgThe need for an Internationally legally binding agreement;A long-term temperature goal of below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels;Loss and damage to be included as a separate and distinct element from Adaptation in the agreementA strong commitment by developed countries to scale up financingSpecial circumstances of Small Island and Low-lying developing States recognisedThe REDD Plus agreement should be anchored in the agreementProvisions to support the adaptation needs of vulnerable developing countries >#CARICOMatCOP21, Paris France: CARICOM Ministers of Government and Negotiators met Monday to set the stage for a final push in negotiations around several key issues at COP 21 in Paris, France.The Region has strong negotiating positions on several key issues, including: CARICOM Climate Change Ministers meet to chart way forward CARICOM, Australia strengthen ties Mar 10, 2016 A final agreement is expected by Friday 11 December. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… After successful COP 21 CARICOM Climate Change Ministers… Feb 12, 2016 Feb 12, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 Suriname President encourages Region to diversify economic… Ensure implementation of Paris Agreement provisionsCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of Barbados, on Tuesday applauded the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and called for its provisions to be implemented. The task now is to ensure that the provisions of this legally-binding Agreement are implemented.  The international community must now retain…December 15, 2015In “Barbados”CARICOM negotiators push key issues as COP 21 releases draft agreementAs negotiators review a preliminary draft agreement issued Wednesday at the UN Climate Change conference, COP 21, in Paris, CARICOM Ministers and Heads of delegations are pressing for outstanding concerns to be adequately represented in the final outcome agreement, due on Friday. At the top of the list is the…December 9, 2015In “CARICOM”Strong regional collaboration credited for CARICOM’s successful Climate Change campaign  CARICOM’s well prepared and experienced team of negotiators, and a focused, unified campaign, helped the Caribbean Community get its red line climate change issues all represented in the final Agreement at the just ended Climate Change conference, COP 21, in Paris, France. And, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has…December 18, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Tennessee gardeners urged to monitor rhododendron plants

first_imgNASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is advising homeowners and gardeners to monitor their rhododendron plants after detecting a disease that kills plants, trees, and shrubs.Phytophthora ramorum is a water mold pathogen that causes sudden oak death, ramorum leaf blight, and ramorum dieback.USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) detected the pathogen in rhododendron plants at a store in Dickson County. The infected plants were part of a larger shipment that originated from nurseries in Washington state and Canada. APHIS is working to trace the plants from the shipment, which were sent to 18 states.TDA suggests that Tennesseans who have purchased a rhododendron since April, 2019 at Walmart and Rural King outlets monitor the plant for signs of disease, including leaf spots and dying branches or limbs. If you suspect your plant might have this disease, contact TDA’s Plant Certification Section at (615) 837-5137 or email [email protected] Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Plant Certification Section works to control and eradicate diseases and pests which threaten Tennessee’s forests, nurseries, and major crops. To learn more about Tennessee plant pests, diseases, and quarantines, visit HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/16/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Swiss Trio Escape FIFA Ban With Fine For Controversial Goal Celebrations

first_imgThe Switzerland trio of Granit Xhaka, Xerdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner have escaped FIFA hammer after they were involved in controversial goal celebrations during their 2-1 win over Serbia in a Russia 2018 World Cup Group E clash on Friday night.Xhaka and Shaqiri were both on the scoresheet as they helped their side record the first win at the tournament.FIFA had earlier opened investigation after the three England-based players made hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate the goals against Serbia.Xhaka and Shaqiri have now been given a warning in addition to a fine of around £7,500 for unsporting behavior.Newly signed Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner was also warned and fined to the tune of £4,000.The players could have been banned for two games each if their actions were deemed to have provoked the general public.Xhaka and Shaqiri have ethnic Albanian heritage linked to a former Serbian province, Kosovo.Kosovo declared independence in 2008 though it’s not recognised by FIFA. Relatedlast_img read more