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5th International Marine Conservation Congress
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Call for Abstracts – 5th International Marine Conservation Congress

The 2018 International Marine Conservation Congress will be held in Malaysia, June 24 to 29. Organizers are inviting abstracts for oral, speed and poster presentations: The overall theme of the Congress is Making Marine Science Matter. For marine conservation to be effective, marine conservation science must matter to stakeholders, policy …

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Solar panels, Abu Dhabi. Image credit: gordontour
Energy
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United Arab Emirates provides funding for renewable energy development in the Caribbean

At the recently concluded 8th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the United Arab Emirates announced its continued funding support for renewable energy development in the Caribbean: The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, valued at AED183.6 million (US$50 million), has launched its second funding cycle by establishing partnerships with …

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Soufriere volcano, St. VIncent. Image credit: UWI Seismic Research Centre
Energy
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European Union and Caribbean Development Bank support geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean

The European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are partnering to provide grant funding to enable the development of 60MW of geothermal energy capacity in Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines: The project … will help geothermal energy development in the …

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Havana, Cuba. Image credit: Pedro Szekely
Climate Change

Cuba embarks on a long-term climate resilience plan

The impacts of Hurricane Irma in 2017 have lent urgency to Cuba’s national climate change adaptation plan, known as Tarea Vida or Project Life: On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt Havana …

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Coral reef, Cayman Islands. Image credit: Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-OE
Biodiversity

Cayman Islands Brewery supports coral reef conservation

The Cayman Islands Brewery is partnering with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute to reduce waste and its impacts on coral reefs: The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has partnered with the Cayman Islands Brewery to promote a “Zero Impact” on local coral reefs initiative. For every case of Cayman Islands Brewery …

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Manzanilla Beach, Trinidad. Image: courtesy of UncommonCaribbean.com/SBPR
Biodiversity
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BirdsCaribbean 9th Annual Caribbean Waterbird Census

BirdsCaribbean is inviting participation in the 2018 Caribbean Waterbird Census: Count Waterbirds in the Caribbean – Join our 2018 Region-wide CWC Count! Do you know of a pond, mangrove swamp or marsh nearby with waterbirds on it? If yes, we invite you to participate in the 9th annual Caribbean Waterbird …

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Environmental Education

Educators being trained to deliver the CAPE Green Engineering syllabus

The list of Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) subjects now includes Green Engineering, and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is building teachers’ capacity to teach the Green Engineering Syllabus: Educators from six Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are in the island for a week-long capacity building project intended to improve their …

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