Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the Caribbean region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and on the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change in the Caribbean.
It is the official repository and clearing house for regional climate change data, providing climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States through the CARICOM Secretariat. In this role, the Centre is recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and other international agencies as the focal point for climate change issues in the Caribbean. It has also been recognised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as a Centre of Excellence, one of an elite few. This reputation is a major honour for the Centre, and it should be a great source of pride for the people of the Caribbean as well.
Caribbean Media Impact
Media Impact is an international leader in supporting social change through multifaceted communications programs. During 27 years of work with local partners in communities around the world, Media Impact has leveraged the power of media and the inspiration of storytelling to produce more than 3,000 episodes of 75 programs. Together with our partners we have reached more than one billion people in more than 40 countries.
Their programs have increased knowledge, changed attitudes and facilitated behavior change on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including violence against women, HIV/AIDS prevention, sustainable development, reproductive health, human rights and democracy. Currently, Media Impact is working in 30 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Africa, Asia and the United States.
The CARIBSAVE Partnership
The CARIBSAVE Partnership (CARIBSAVE) is a not-for-profit regional organization based in the Caribbean with its Headquarters in Barbados. CARIBSAVE is the joint partner for the execution and administration of the The Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Community Climate Change Adaptation (ParCA) project. CARIBSAVE will lead and coordinate the field work on the Caribbean study sites and facilitate the recruitment of Caribbean Nationals for post-graduate studies under the ParCA project.
CARIBSAVE was formed in 2008 as a partnership initiative between the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the University of Oxford. CARIBSAVE works with stakeholders to address the impacts and challenges surrounding climate change, the environment, economic development, tourism and community livelihoods across the Caribbean Basin, using an integrated and holistic approach.
CARIBSAVE believes in the power of working together. The organisation prides itself on establishing and growing collaborative and productive relationships with regional and international organisations, national governments, communities and the private sector. These combined efforts and initiatives to enhance and protect the environments, livelihoods and economies of the Caribbean and to share information and resources bring about a critical mass which is fundamental to addressing the challenges of climate change on a sectoral basis.
Ecology Action Centre (EAC)
The Ecology Action Centre works closely with social and natural scientists and makes strong use of science in communicating its message to the public. Since 1971, the EAC has been working to build a healthier, more sustainable Nova Scotia.
The Centre’s earliest projects included recycling, composting, and energy conservation, and these are now widely recognized environmental issues. Our current areas of focus include Built Environment, Marine Issues, Coastal Issues, Wilderness, Food, Transportation and Energy Issues.
Some accolades we’ve received over the years include:
- “Best Activist Organization” in The Coast for eight years running
- One of the Globe and Mail’s 10 best-run charities in Canada, 2000
- Arthur Kroeger Awards for Public Affairs in the category of Citizenship and Community Affairs, 2009
- One of Tides Canada’s Top 10, 2003 and 2010
Environment TOBAGO conserves Tobago’s natural and living resources and advances the knowledge and understanding of such resources, their wise and sustainable use and their essential relationship to human health and the quality of life.
Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. (MCPEI)
Since the inception of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island in April 2, 2002, MCPEI has worked to build the necessary infrastructure to promote, protect and enhance all PEI Mi’kmaq.
MCPEI is a not-for-profit Tribal Council and Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the Band Councils from Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations.
As a PTO, MCPEI serves as a provincial forum for the member First Nations on political and policy issues. As a Tribal Council, the organization provides advisory services to member First Nation Councils in five key areas: band governance, community planning, financial, economic development and technical services.
MCPEI promotes knowledge and understanding of Mi’kmaq rights by conducting research, developing and implementing initiatives and building relationships necessary to resolve issues in a cooperative manner. MCPEI upholds and sustains the principles of unity, cooperation, partnership, trust, respect and integrity.
MCPEI is also the common forum and unified voice for the advancement of Treaty and Aboriginal rights for the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations.