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CCCCC and CBU Join Forces to Honor Outstanding Media Professionals for Exceptional Reporting on Climate Change

(City of Belmopan, Belize) After a successful collaboration in 2023, in media capacity-building and raising public awareness on this critical theme, the CCCCC will sponsor awards across seven categories to recognise excellence in climate reporting.  Dr Colin Young, Executive Director of the CCCCC expressed his appreciation for the continuing partnership with the CBU noting “We are delighted, once again, to partner with the CBU to celebrate media professionals from across the Caribbean who consistently deliver outstanding coverage of climate change issues that are affecting the lives and livelihoods of Caribbean people. The partnership with the CBU has increased the interest and prestige of the climate-themed awards.  More than ever, we need our media personnel to highlight the impact of the climate crisis on our region and our people; at the same time, we also want to see coverage of innovative solutions that are improving the climate resilience of our people.  The media remains an indispensable ally in building awareness of climate change among our people.  We look forward to working with them to tell the stories and experiences of our people to the region and the world”.

The 35th NGC CBU Caribbean Media Awards ceremony will take place on August 13th, 2024, in Belize, known for its coral islands, nature-hugging terrain, and the world’s second-longest barrier reef system.

Dr Claire Grant President of the CBU also welcomed the partnership with the CCCCC noting “This renewed partnership fits perfectly with the 55th CBU Assembly to be held in Belize from August 12 to 14, 2024 under the theme “Media and the Environment”.  Working with partners such as CCCCC helps the CBU continue to fulfil its mandate to the people of the region in delivering relevant content topics vital to the region’s survival”.

In 2023, the CBU received a record-breaking 355 entries, a 40% increase from 2022. This notable surge coincided with the CCCCC’s debut as a sponsor for awards in climate-related categories.

For over thirty years, the CBU has hosted its annual awards competition to recognize and honour the outstanding news and content produced by media houses and other content creators across the Caribbean in Dutch, English, French, and Spanish.  This year, entrants can submit their work in climate-related categories across various platforms, including television, print, and digital media.

The NGC Awards gala, supported by CCCCC and other partners, will be live-streamed from Placencia, Belize on Tuesday, August 13.


The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is an inter-governmental Caribbean Community (CARICOM) institution that is mandated by the CARICOM Heads of Government to coordinate the Region’s response to climate change. We maintain the Caribbean’s most extensive repository of information and data on climate change specific to the region, which in part enables us to provide climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to CARICOM Member States.  In this role, the Centre is recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other international agencies as the focal point for climate change issues in the Caribbean. The Centre is also one of the few institutions recognized as a Centre of Excellence by United Nations Institute for Training and Research. CCCCC is empowering the Caribbean Community to act on climate change.

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