Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change (MACC) Project
Caribbean journalists, as a group, are more committed to regionalism and generally more devoted to our enduring and sometimes frustrating dream of a West Indian nation than any other stakeholder segment of our society.
While political issues have long tended to dominate the national and regional media landscape, increasingly new features are looming into prominence. Perspectives are changing, albeit slowly, but there is room for optimism. Climate change is the one emerging issue with the greatest capacity to decimate and destroy the lives and livelihoods, as well as the structures, both physical and institutional, of our fragile nation states and our even more tenuous regional bonds.
This is the purpose of the handbook – to inform, to educate and to warn Caribbean society of the clear and present danger posed by the extreme weather events that we are now experiencing, and the long-term impact of climate change on our present attempts at sustainable development.
Read official release (pdf): Climate Change Handbook for Caribbean Journalists