Wind Turbine. Image: Fion
Energy

Renewable energy advances in the Dominican Republic

Funding has been secured for two renewable energy projects in the Dominican Republic: Two renewable energy project developers in the Dominican Republic advanced financing plans this week, securing debt for solar and wind-powered projects on the Caribbean island. Taiwanese General Energy Solutions, or GES, secured $38m in 15-year debt from …

Cap Lamandou, Haiti. Image: lucianf
Oceans

Haiti and the Dominican Republic cooperate for sustainable coastal zone and marine management

Haiti and the Dominican Republic recently held their third meeting on the joint sustainable management of coastal and marine resources: Within the framework of reducing threats to marine biodiversity, maintaining essential ecosystem services and improving the welfare of coastal communities in marine areas and facilitating dialogue and intergovernmental coordination between …

Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. Image: Vittorio Dell'Aquila.
Oceans

Government, NGOs, and the private sector co-operate to manage the Dominican Republic’s second largest protected area

Blue Finance is a non-governmental organization that partners with governments, civil society, the private sector, and other investors to design and implement approaches to sustainable financing and efficient management of marine management areas. Their flagship project is in the Dominican Republic: On Feb 23rd 2018, the Minister of Environment and …

Anti-mining protest in the Dominican Republic. Image via Esendom.
Hazardous Substances and Waste

Anti-mining protests in the Dominican Republic

Protests in the Dominican Republic send a clear message to multinational gold mining companies: you are not wanted here. Esendom reports: In Latin America and the Caribbean, foreign, multinational mining companies are facing opposition from local populations whose memories of colonialism, violence and plunder remain alive. Some of the countries …

Migratory shorebirds like Ruddy Turnstones and Sanderlings rely on Caribbean beaches and wetlands for a safe haven during migration and overwintering.. Image credit: Max Schwenne.
Biodiversity

Battered Caribbean Islands Come Together to Welcome Birds Back

BirdsCaribbean Media Release — The fall of 2017 was hard for the Caribbean. Hurricanes beat on our islands, destroying homes, toppling trees and darkening cities. The storms hurt both people and nature, damaging forests, wetlands, and the animals that live in them. Despite these tests, bird fans across the region …

Effects of drought in Haiti: Image credit: EU/ECHO/H.
Water and sanitation

Authorities in the Dominican Republic concerned about water shortages in Haiti

The Dominican Republic’s Minister of Environment predicts that, without immediate action, Haiti will be facing severe water shortages within a decade, and has voiced concerns about possible implications for security in his country: Apart from the migratory disputes Dominican Republic’s top concern with Haiti should be the day in which …

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Energy
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United Arab Emirates provides funding for renewable energy development in the Caribbean

At the recently concluded 8th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the United Arab Emirates announced its continued funding support for renewable energy development in the Caribbean: The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, valued at AED183.6 million (US$50 million), has launched its second funding cycle by establishing partnerships with …