Bilateral meeting between CARICOM Secretariat and representatives of UN Environment's Latin America and Caribbean office. Image © Caribbean Community.

Caribbean Community and UN Environment to strengthen cooperation

UN Environment, via its regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean, is moving toward greater cooperation with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has expressed strong interest in strengthening its collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to improve environmental sustainability in the Region. Regional Director …

Oil rig. Image credit: Marianne Muegenburg Cothern
Oil and gas

Oil, the environment, and the Caribbean

A thought-provoking article from David Jessop about the environmental risks of petroleum exploration and extraction in the Caribbean: For some time now, small but very active national environmental organisations with popular support have been arguing that the region’s fragile eco-system, its bio-diversity, as well as its dependence on tourism, do …

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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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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

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 – …

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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 …