Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Makes First Visit to Caribbean In Outreach Effort

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 30, 2016 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international body for assessing the science related to climate change, is embarking on its first-ever Caribbean visit this week with a two-day outreach event here.

In welcoming participants at Wednesday’s opening ceremony at the University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters Building, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Dale Webber noted that climate change will be a pillar of the university’s research as it embarks on its new strategic plan for 2017-2022.

“From Bermuda to the north, Trinidad and Tobago to the south, Barbados to the east and Belize to the west, all these countries have something in common, and that is climate change. It touches us all and we all must be concerned,” Webber said. “Research and development and innovation are the rudimentary principles of sustained economic growth and the University of the West Indies must play a lead role in the discourse on strategies and a sustainable development path for the region. Read more

Source: Atlanta Black Star