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. [...]
Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states
The Dominican Today reports on recent collaborative efforts to reduce the impact of the invasive lionfish species in the Caribbean. Dominican and Jamaican experts are joining efforts to mitigate the threat of invasive exotic marine species such as the lionfish, in the Caribbean. According to the Dominican Ministry of Environment, the rapid spread of the [...]
The Washington Post, via the Associated Press, reports a new private nature reserve being created in the Dominican Republic for the conservation of, among other species, the Bicknell’s Thrush: An elusive songbird that wings its way each year from austere mountaintops of the northeastern U.S. to the steamy forests of the Caribbean has inspired the [...]
The Inter-American Development Bank Sustainable Emerging Cities Initiative aims to promote sustainable urbanization in the Caribbean.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has signed a co-financing agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to make funds available for green energy development in the Caribbean and Central America: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide up to $600 million in financing for renewable energy and [...]
A recent MSNBC technology article describes how radar is being used as a key tool in the work to conserve the Black-capped petrel in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: A portable radar system combined with night vision goggles and thermal imaging cameras are helping scientists find and protect a rare bird in the Caribbean, a [...]
Counterpart is working to restore corals reefs in locations across the world, including Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
From the Caribbean Journal: The Dominican Republic’s National Energy Commission signed a technical cooperation agreement Friday with the Inter-American Development Bank on the development of bioenergy. The agreement will develop a series of studies on bioenergy, taking into account the country’s cooperation on biofuels with Brazil and the United States. The project comes at a [...]
Two videos by Counterpart International about community-based coastal conservation in the Dominican Republic. More than 520 million people depend on coastal zones for their livelihood. Yet these areas are in danger. Coral reefs – which provide habitat for marine life, protect coasts from storms and provide the foundation for coastal economies through tourism and fisheries [...]
After I posted about efforts to conserve owls in the Dominican Republic, I received an e-mail from Pam Broughton, Chair of the Dominican Republic Owl Conservation Project, asking me to share some more information about the Project. Here’s what she said: We have indeed started the very first survey of the Owls of Hispaniola as [...]