Wind turbine. Image credit: Paulo Valdivieso
Energy

Event: 2018 Annual Caribbean Energy Conference – January 25 – 26, Nassau, Bahamas

The 18th Annual Caribbean Energy Conference is scheduled to take place January 25 and 26 in Nassau, Bahamas. The agenda includes a session on renewable energy, including speakers from the Caribbean Community Secretariat, the Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Enviva, which is …

Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola). Image credit: Bernard Dupont
Biodiversity

Grant Opportunity: Neotropical Bird Club Conservation Fund

The Neotropical Bird Club (NBC) awards grants of $1,500, $3,000 and $5,000 (US dollars) for bird conservation work or research in the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, and South America: The NBC Conservation Awards Programme invites applications for one of three categories of award the Club is able to offer: Small grants – …

Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre. Image credit: CCIC
Climate Change

Caribbean Climate Innovation Center supports climate-smart entrepreneurship

The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center is expanding its support for Caribbean innovators involved in climate-related technologies: [T]he Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre’s (CCIC) $18.7 million (US$149,000) entrepreneurial mentorship programme … is providing assistance to over 200 persons across the region. … The CCIC, which was established in 2013, is a consortium …

One Planet Summit, December 2017. Image via phys.org
Climate Change

Caribbean leaders launch Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition

In December 2017, Caribbean leaders announced the formation of a public-private coalition to make the Caribbean the world’s first “climate-smart zone”: The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition aims to find a way to break through the systemic obstacles that stop finance flowing to climate-smart investments. With the right domestic and international reforms, …

Biodiversity

Funding Opportunity—The David S. Lee Fund for the Conservation of Caribbean Birds

If you are an early career scientist or naturalist working in the Caribbean to protect Caribbean birds and their habitats, consider applying for a BirdsCaribbean David S. Lee conservation grant. The application deadline is Sunday, January 7, 2018. Scientists/naturalists working in the Caribbean, in conservation organizations or academic programs, may …

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Oceans

Results of 25 years of Caribbean coastal monitoring data now available

The Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP) has been running for 25 years, monitoring the health of coastal ecosystems in the wider Caribbean region. Results from that monitoring have recently been published. Via Science Daily: A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health …