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Barbados government planning to award offshore oil exploration licences

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The government of Barbados has announced its attention to award offshore oil exploration licences to BHP Billiton: Barbados will soon be awarding offshore oil drilling licences to energy firm BHP Billiton, the government announced in a release Tuesday. The licences will be for the Carlisle Bay and Bimshire blocks. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said […]

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Government buildings in Barbados going solar

Parliament Buildings, Barbados

By next year over 50 government buildings in Barbados will be fitted with solar panels: The leader of Barbados says 19 government buildings will soon be fitted with solar panels as the sunny Caribbean island works to improve energy efficiency. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says solar photovoltaic panels will be put on nine schools and […]

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Video: David Bynoe, Agronomist, Barbados

Youth-IN Visions highlights the stories and lives of 30 Caribbean Youth who are working through various fields and interest to shape and change the dynamics of their communities. Today’s video features Barbadian David Bynoe, an agronomist who is working in his country to teach young people the value of agriculture, and especially sustainable and eco-friendly […]

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Barbados praised for being proactive in its response to climate change

Barbados has been commended for a pro-active approach to climate change adaptation: Barbados has received high praise for its proactive approach to climate change and environmental protection from executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, who paid a courtesy call on minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, […]

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Barbados Energy Minister confident about shift to renewable energy

Flag of Barbados

In an interview with the Caribbean Journal, Barbados’ Energy Minister talks about his country’s sustainable energy plans: We also are pressing ahead, trying to get some energy efficiency measures in place,, both in the government sector as well as in various parts of the private sector. Some work has been done with the hotel sector […]

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Caribbean countries call for new binding international climate agreement

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states continue to make the case for a new urgent and binding agreement on climate change: Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are becoming increasingly concerned about the negative impact of climate change on the vulnerable countries of the region, with Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and Belize urging the United Nations […]

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Caribbean Sustainable Energy Road Map: Call to Participate on a Study Tour

The Caribbean Community is invited expressions of interest for participation in a Sustainable Energy Study Tour: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the development of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Road Map. The Secretariat intends to apply part of the proceeds to fund a Study Tour which […]

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Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states

Small Island Developing States Awards 2013

The Ashden Awards are seeking enterprises and programs who: • Increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. • Bringing economic and social benefits while demonstrably cutting CO2 emissions. • Using approaches that can expand or be replicated across small island developing states. This includes activities related to: • Greening the electricity grid. […]

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Caribbean Solar Energy Society delivers renewable energy technology training

The Caribbean Solar Energy Society recently partnered with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Organization of American States, and the Government of Spain to provide training in renewable energy technologies: Thirty persons from CARICOM member states recently participated in four technical sessions held during a training workshop on renewable energy technologies, in particular, solar cooling […]

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Small island states plan to diversify into renewable energy

Linda Hutchinson-Jafar reports on the “Barbados Declaration” adopted at the Conference of Small Island Developing States held in Barbados earlier this month Many small island nations that depend on imported fossil fuels plan to diversify into renewable energy to free up much-needed resources to help them adapt to climate change, reduce poverty and develop sustainably. […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]