Grenada panorama. Image: Andrew Moore
Climate Change

Grenada creates new climate change Ministry

The Government of Grenada has created a new ministry specifically to deal with the wide-ranging effects of climate change: Speaking at the opening of the Caribbean Development Bank’s 48th annual Board of Governors in Grenada on [May 30], Dr Keith Mitchell said the Ministry of Climate Change, Environment, Fisheries, Forestry …

Caribbean-Pacific fishers' exchange. Image: via Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism.
Fisheries

Caribbean-Pacific fishers’ exchange encourages sharing of best practices

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in cooperation with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands, have organized a Caribbean-Pacific fishers’ exchange tour, with a specific focus on the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs): The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the FAO …

Grenada climate-smart agriculture bootcamp. Image: via Caribbean Development Bank
Agriculture

Youth attend CDB-funded bootcamp on climate-smart agriculture in Grenada

Thirty young Grenadians recently participated in a bootcamp designed to position them to be pioneers in climate-smart agriculture: The youth participants, who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, are the newest cohort in the Caribbean Development Bank’s Vybzing Youth Outreach Programme, which is being held under …

Professor Mark Pelling. Image: via caribank.org
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 …

Coral Reef Early Warning System. Image via: Caribbean News Service
Biodiversity

Coral reef early warning systems deployed in the Eastern Caribbean

As part of a Climate Change Adaptation Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development, coral reef early warning systems (CREWS) are being deployed in the waters of Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and other countries of the eastern Caribbean: Access to local marine data has always …

Youth and environment

Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute hosts Grenadian Youth Ambassador for Nature

The Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI), based in St. Eustatius, recently hosted their third Youth Ambassador for Nature, Tara Francis of Grenada. The Youth Ambassador for Nature Programme is part of on ongoing CNSI project to raise awareness about nature and its importance: Following the successes of previous ambassadors from …

Coral reef, Grenada. Image credit: Karli Drinkwater
Oceans

Innovative research in Grenada demonstrates how coral reef restoration improves coastal resilience

Recently published research from Grenada demonstrates how healthy coral reefs help protect coastlines from flooding and erosion: Working in Grenville Bay, Grenada, the researchers showed that degradation of coral reefs is directly linked to shoreline erosion and coastal flooding in parts of the bay. The study, published February 1 in …