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 […]
Two Caribbean establishments have been named as winners in the 2012 Travel and Leisure Global Vision Awards. Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica was a winner in the Conservation category: Rosalie Bay Resort on Dominica has been honored by Travel + Leisure as a 2012 Global Vision Award Winner for Conservation. The intimate 28-room eco-luxury resort […]
How do Caribbean countries rank on the global Ocean Health Index?
Writing for IPS News, Desmond Browne reports on how climate change and its impacts on Caribbean coastlines are affecting tourism business models in the region: The postcards portray sand, sea and sun. But key players in the Caribbean tourism industry are warning that it’s time to shift gears away from the region’s threatened coastlines and […]
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 […]
Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states
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. […]
Anguilla News reports on the good fishing practices workshop being held next week in Kingstown, St.Vincent: In an effort to advance best practices in fisheries management and development across the wider Caribbean, fisheries officials from 6 member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will converge for a special technical meeting at the Conference […]
This informative lecture on “Connecting People to Bird Conservation” was delivered by Dominican conservationist, Mr. Errol Harris, as part of activities here for the 2012 Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival.
Via the Climate Investment Funds: The landscape of Dominica has changed. Its pristine biodiversity now faces a multitude of threats most of which stem from climate change. Watch this video to learn more about how this Caribbean island nation is fighting climate change with assistance from the CIF’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reports that Caribbean countries are to benefit from a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds: Caribbean countries and regional organizations will apply a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to carry out a regional track of activities to address the impact of climate change, the […]