From September 8 – 10, Cari-Bois’ first cohort of youth journalists covered The Cropper Foundation and Journal of CESaRE’s 2023 Gen Z Climate Conference. This latest piece published under Cari-Bois’ I WANT TO BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER project was written by Aneil Sookhan.
With the Caribbean being one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change, one environmental expert is calling on the region’s Governments to strengthen collaborative efforts to improve regional climate resilience.
Chief Executive Officer of the GOOD Institute, Karen Johns, made the call as she spoke during The Cropper Foundation and Journal of CESaRE’s Gen Z Climate Conference on September 9.
While she explained there are many ways for the region to achieve greater collaboration, she highlighted effective communication is a key factor.
Improved communications can not only lead to countries better understanding the issues faced by each other but also result in the creation of more holistic solutions.
With Caribbean economies heavily reliant on the natural environment, the consequences of climate change are serious.
This year alone, the region has faced record-breaking temperatures which has been a threat to humans and wildlife.
Given the effects of climate change, the cost of inaction and ineffective communication is high.