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Renewable Energy Islands Index for the Caribbean

The Renewable Energy Islands Index for the Caribbean was launched at the recently concluded 2012 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum. The Index measures readiness to develop and implement renewable energy projects. The Overall Score is derived from scores on: Enabling environment for renewable energy investments Renewable energy projects already implemented Pipeline of potential renewable energy projects […]

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The challenges and successes of greening a Caribbean regatta

St Maarten Heineken Regatta

Sailors for the Sea reports on what the organizers of the recently held St. Maarten Heineken Regatta have been doing to make the Regatta cleaner and greener: [T]he best part of [the event] for us at Sailors for the Sea has been watching the regatta step up their Clean Regattas certification to the Silver level […]

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Eastern Caribbean states pursuing a “green growth agenda”

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States met in February to discuss possibilities for financing a green growth agenda. Peter Richards reports for IPS News: As developing countries urgently seek new sources of financing to cope with problems linked to climate change, delegates from the nine-nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met here last week […]

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Renewable energy is “the number one priority” for the British Virgin Islands

Minister of Communications and Work, Mr. Mark Vanterpool, has declared that renewable energy is the government’s top priority for the British Virgin Islands: Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool said renewable energy is the number one priority for his government and has called on the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) to support this agenda. Vanterpool […]

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British Virgin Islands National Parks Trust celebrates 50 years of conservation

The British Virgin Islands National Parks Trust was established 50 years ago. The Trust’s golden anniversary and prospects for the future were subjects of a recent editorial in the BVI Beacon: The National Parks Trust’s 50th anniversary is an opportune time to recognise the organisation’s many accomplishments while recommitting to expanding and improving upon them. […]

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British Virgin Islanders campaign for renewable energy

And in the last item of renewable energy news for the day, residents of the British Virgin Islands are petitioning for an end to legislation that discourages the use of alternative energy: The BVI is blessed with abundant sunshine and trade winds. We want to use these to produce our own clean energy so that […]

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International Coastal Cleanups in the Caribbean

International Coastal Cleanup Day is coming! In Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis (see also), St. Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cleanup Day will be Saturday, September 17, 2011. The St. Lucian Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 24. Coastal Cleanups in The Bahamas […]

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Youth in the BVI continue to teach about environmental awareness and responsibility

The British Virgin Islands branch of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) continues to work to raise environmental awareness in the Islands: [On June 14] the Caribbean Youth Environment Network, BVI Chapter (CYEN-BVI) [participated] in the annual Conservation and Fisheries Department’s Parade for the Planet under the theme Forests: Nature at Your Service. … Throughout […]

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Environmental profiling in the British Virgin Islands

The Island Resources Foundation (IRF) has secured funding, through the United Kingdom’s Overseas Territories Environment Programme, to prepare environmental profiles of the islands of Virgin Gorda and Anegada. The BVI Beacon reports: First, Jost Van Dyke got one. Now, Virgin Gorda and Anegada will get one, too. The Governor’s Office announced last week that the […]

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Time for the British Virgin Islands to “get serious” about alternative energy

An editorial from the British Virgin Islands Beacon declares that it’s time for the islands to get serious about green energy: It is high time for the Virgin Islands to start switching to alternative energy. Already, the territory is being left behind by many of its Caribbean neighbours. The VI is ripe for green options […]

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Posting here at the Green Antilles blog is on hiatus right now, but you can still get green news from, for and about the Caribbean at the Green Antilles Facebook page.

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 […]