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Video: Building the future we want – the Caribbean Challenge initiative in Grenada

Video: Building the future we want – the Caribbean Challenge initiative in Grenada

Showcasing the Government leadership of Grenada to safeguard their marine and coastal environment for future generations.

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Caribbean Bee College event to be held in Grenada in January 2013

Caribbean Bee College, January 2013 in Grenada

The first Caribbean Bee College will be offered at St. George’s University in Grenada, January 3-5, 2013. Brought to you by the the Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab (HBREL) at the University of Florida, St. George’s University, the Grenada Association of Beekeepers, and the Association of Caribbean Beekeepers’ Organizations (ACBO). • Multiple esteemed regional […]

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Video: Fishermen’s stories in the Grenadines and Grenada

The fishermen of the Grenadines and Grenada must combat both human and climate change effects to keep their livelihoods afloat. The Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean program, At the Water’s Edge, is working with local partners to protect environments and communities from the impacts of climate change. Previously on Green Antilles: New network of marine protected areas […]

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Caribbean countries call for new binding international climate agreement

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 […]

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Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states

Small Island Developing States Awards 2013

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. […]

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Hotter climate and what it means for Caribbean agriculture

The Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute, CARDI, reports on the recently hosted public consultation on Climate Change in Agricultural Development held in Grenada, on July 10th. Adrian Trotman of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), Barbados presented at the public consultation in Grenada. Mr Trotman explained that many people muddle the distinction […]

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Vacancy: Sandy Island Oyster Bed MPA Manager, Carriacou

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the manager position at the Sandy Island/Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area SIOBMPA with assigned duty station in Hillsborough, Carriacou. Under the direction of the SIOBMPA Board of Directors, the Manager will be responsible for the general management, development and administration of the organization and to co-ordinate […]

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Six Caribbean countries to receive US$10.6 million for climate resilience activities

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 […]

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Grenada’s finance minister discusses the need for an enabling environment for sustainable energy in the Caribbean

Speaking at a conference in Barbados last week, Grenada’s finance minister discussed some of the challenges for sustainable energy development in the Caribbean and other small island developing states: THERE is room for improvement in many areas in order for the Caribbean and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to achieve sustainable energy objectives. This […]

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Solar power is a cost saving for Grenada’s National Water and Sewage Authority

Alternative energy company The meeco Group recently reported on a solar power PV installation in Grenada that has paid for itself in just one year: Back in September 2010, The meeco Group was selected by the French Farmex Technologies to install two off-grid systems on the island of Grenada, for the National Water and Sewage […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]