As we seek to empower Caribbean Action for Climate and Health; we need you to get involved!
Applications are open for the second cohort of the University of the West Indies Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship Program, June 2022 to May 2023.
This training program focuses on creating a cohort of inter-sectorial, multidisciplinary leaders with the necessary skills to turn plans and policy into action.
Eligible Caribbean countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago.
Deadline: 31 January 2022.
Apply now: https://sta.uwi.edu/cchsrd/empowering-caribbean-action-climate-and-health-each
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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.
Take action for climate and health. Let’s empower the Caribbean.