World Environment Day - Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

Youth Voices

Climate refugees: A new challenge for Small Islands Developing States
Blog by Gina Lisselle Rosario Diaz, a young leader from the Dominican Republic
The consequences of climate change are already creating complexities in terms of human mobility and displacement. Millions of people have and will continue to displace themselves from their homes, leaving their livelihoods behind.
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Disaster Risk Management in Jamaica
Blog by Adrian Watson
Jamaica has experienced an increase in the frequency of natural events. The major threats include landslides, hurricanes, floods, droughts and earthquakes. But Jamaica is plagued by hurricanes, landslides and flooding primarily and sometimes drought and has become more frequent especially over the last 25 – 30 years. The impact of these hazards has proven to be disastrous in several instances resulting in significant social dislocation and very high economic losses.
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The underestimated threat of Invasive Alien Species in SIDS
Blog by Stefan Knights
Invasive alien species (IAS) pose one of the most serious threats to sustainable development in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). However, this phenomenon has received little recognition and attention from political leaders and civil society.
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Let's Take Action to Protect Our Coral Reefs
Blog by Amy Orta-Rivera, Youth Leader from Puerto Rico
A few weeks ago, I read an online newspaper which stated that Caribbean coral reefs can disappear in 20 years if we do not protect them.
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SIDS 2014: Youth T.A.L.A.V.O.U. Conference
Rianna Gonzales
Caribbean Youth Environment Network

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share characteristics that make them economically, environmentally and socially vulnerable to shocks and their impacts over which they have little or no control, placing them at a distinct disadvantage compared with larger countries.
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Small and Vulnerable but NOT Weak
Blog by Angelique Pouponneau
Small Island Developing States (SIDS), known for their natural beauty, beautiful blue seas, soft white sand, lush green vegetation and warm temperatures, are vulnerable in this global village.
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Blog Contributed by Jamilla Sealy, Caribbean Youth Environment Network, Barbados
Climate Change is NOT a Priority Issue in SIDS! This misguided statement was made by a young colleague from a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) at the recently concluded World Conference on Youth held in Sri Lanka.
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Community Empowerment in the Climate Crisis
Blog Contributed by Amira Odeh, Caribbean Youth Environment Network, Puerto Rico
The days of needing to debate whether global warming is happening or is a myth are long past.
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Human Rights in SIDS are negatively affected by Climate Change
Blog Contributed by Stefan R. Knights, UNEP-TUNZA Youth Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean and Special Envoy to the Caribbean Youth Environment Network on SIDS.
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The Caribbean Youth Environment Network Raises Their Voices For SIDS
The 800 members and affiliates of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), are taking action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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Blog Contributed by Yvonne Maingey, Tunza Youth Representative
In light of the future impacts of climate change, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are faced with several water distribution and sourcing challenges. Ironically, SIDS such as Papua New Guinea are extremely water rich.
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GlobeHunt Foundation
GlobalHunt Foundation is a Research, Advisory and a Consulting organization which aims to offer a conglomerate of services towards construing new and re-vamping the architecture of business practices of leading corporates on the lines of sustainable development framework.
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Energy Globe
The ENERGY GLOBE Award was founded in 1999 by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards. The award is presented to the most successful sustainable projects that illustrate how environmental problems already have practical and feasible solutions. Projects which conserve and protect the Earth’s resources or that employ renewable energy are submitted every year.
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