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Biodiversity

Co-management for coral reef protection in the Dominican Republic

An article from Monga Bay about the establishment of the Southeast Marine Sanctuary in the Dominican Republic, with a focus on the Sanctuary’s innovative co-management model: [A] new and unique marine sanctuary, the Southeast Marine Sanctuary, has recently been declared. Combined, this new marine sanctuary and the existing Cotubanamá Park …

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Energy

CARILEC provides training in solar photovoltaic systems

The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) recently delivered training to assist participants from three Caribbean countries in becoming certified in the operation and management of solar photovoltaic power systems: The course, officially entitled “Certified Solar Photovoltaic Systems Training Level 1” commenced on July 9, 2018 at the CARILEC Building, …

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Climate Change

Environment on the agenda at Caribbean theology conference

From Repeating Islands, a report on the recently held 19th Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today, which focussed on climate change and the environment: Curaçao-based Nobo reports that the 19th Conference of Theology in the Caribbean recently took place in Suriname. The Conference saw the participation of 30 persons, …

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Solid waste

St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Ministry encourages the public to reduce use of plastic

For Plastic Free July, the Ministry of Tourism in St. Kitts and Nevis is challenging the public to reuse, refuse, reduce, recycle and repurpose: Plastic is one of the major polluters to the environment and to combat this growing problem, the Ministry of Tourism has launched the “Plastic Free July” …

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Eden Roc at Cap Cana. Source: edenroccapcana.com
Opportunity

Opportunity: Eden Roc at Cap Cana seeks sustainability advisor

Luxury resort Eden Roc at Cap Cana, in the Dominican Republic, has launched an Instagram competition to find a Sustainability Advisor: As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic has launched a global search for a Sustainability Advisor this summer. The …

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Solar panels. Image: James Moran
Energy

Plans announced for construction of a solar powered hydrogen storage power plant in French Guiana

French company Hydrogène de France (HDF) Energy recently revealed plans for the French Western Guiana Power Plant, to be constructed in Saint-Laurent de Moroni, French Guiana: Hydrogène de France (HDF Energy) has announced the launch of a world first in the history of renewable energy with the creation of its …

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Cockpit Country, Jamaica. Image: Marcel Holyoak.
General

In Jamaica, Cockpit Country communities raise concerns about protected area designation

In November 2017, Jamaica’s Prime Minister declared the boundaries of the Cockpit Country Protected Area. Recently residents of communities in Cockpit Country have expressed concerns about what seems to them a lack of transparency in the process of designating and officially establishing the protected area. The Jamaica Environment Trust has …

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