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Climate Change

Event: 19th Annual Willam G. Demas Memorial Lecture – From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction

At the Caribbean Development Bank’s 2018 Board of Governors’ Meeting, Professor Mark Pelling will speak on the topic “From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction”: The social impact of natural disasters will come into focus when Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London delivers the 19th William G. Demas Memorial Lecture …

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Climate Change

Caribbean Climate Science Series

The University of the West Indies, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) have collaborated to launch the Caribbean Science Series, an initiative to improve science-based policymaking related to climate change in the Caribbean: The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Development …

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Energy

Swedish company Seabased to bring wave energy to the Caribbean

Seabased, a Swedish clean energy company that designs, builds and installs wave energy parks, has signed an agreeement to bring wave energy to the Caribbean: Bermuda General Agency Ltd. (BGA Ltd.) of Hamilton, Bermuda, has signed an agreement with Seabased AB of Lysekil, Sweden, to purchase two 20 MW wave …

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Climate Change

Cuban meteorological centre to provide training for CARICOM scientists and researchers

The Cuban government will be organizing training in disaster risk reduction for scientists, researchers and specialists from the Caribbean Community. The training will be delivered at the recently inaugurated Meteorological Centre in Ciego de Ávila: The weather center in this Cuban province will train specialists from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), …

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Climate Change

How climate change poses a challenge to the Caribbean’s renewable energy transition

Writing for The Conversation, Masaō Ashtine, lecturer at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus, discusses the opportunities and challenges for a Caribbean renewable energy drive in the face of global climate change: Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out …

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Energy

CARICOM countries to phase out the use of incandescent light bulbs

At a recent meeting, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ministers of energy took a decision to phase out the use of incandescent light bulbs in all CARICOM member countries: As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moves to become more energy efficient, steps are being taken to phase out the use of incandescent bulbs. …

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Biodiversity
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Research from the Eastern Caribbean shows that marine protected areas benefit coral reefs

Recently published research indicates that, contrary to the findings of previous studies, marine protected areas can increase coral reefs’ resilience to major ecosystems disturbances such as climate change: Reports in recent years that marine protected areas (MPAs) aren’t effective in saving coral reefs from the damaging effects of global climate …