Individual actions matter and can create ripple effects that inspire and motivate collective actions to tackle climate change and its effects. Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Learn more about climate and its impacts on our health.
- Become an activist for action: Show up and make your voice heard for climate solutions. Our decision-makers influence and implement the policies that guide our society.
- Activate Youth Talk Session 1: Youth Statement “If not us, then who?”
A panel of five young people from as young as 12 years old and hailing from Barbados, Dominica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, participated in a recently held UNICEF Activate Youth Talk Session. The conversation was hosted on the UNICEF Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Instagram Page, in association with the European Union and the Pan American Health Organization. The discussion was held on Thursday, June 29, International Day of the Tropics under the project theme, Empowering Caribbean Action on Climate Change and Health. The youth and the public were asked, how can climate action protect your health here in the Caribbean? The youth raised several important issues and highlighted solutions to these complex issues. See EU CARIFORUM Climate Change and Health Project page.
- Talk to others about climate change: Communicating your concern about climate change is critical for motivating collective action.
- Organize: To address climate change, we must work together. We all live and work in various communities, and can organize our friends, family, and co-workers to tackle climate change together. The more people you involve in climate solutions, the more your impact multiplies.
- Calculate your carbon footprint & reduce your emissions: Make a personal, household, or business-level pledge to reduce your emissions.
Caribbean Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship Program
Applications Now Open for Cohort 4!
In June 2023, six more Caribbean professionals graduated from the year-long University of the West Indies (UWI) Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship Training Program. They are Dr Ayanna Alexander and Jenise Tyson from Trinidad and Tobago, Linnees Green-Baker and Dr Nicole Dawkins-Wright of Jamaica, Lucy Cumberbatch from Guyana, and Najay Parke of Grenada.
The goal of the program, is to develop strong, effective Climate Change leadership among government officials, civil society, communities, and the private sector, championing and implementing the One Health Approach which recognises the shared challenges across the region and the intricate interconnections between the health of people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
Find out more about this exciting program: https://sta.uwi.edu/fms/cch/fellows
Apply now: https://sta.uwi.edu/fms/cch/how-apply