The top 4 new posts on Green Antilles in the last week or so: Caribbean to benefit from Smithsonian marine biodiversity project. Outcome magazine reports on a major long-term project to study coastal marine biodiversity and ecosystems around the globe, and which includes a field location in Belize. Sustainable Birding Tourism Plan launched in The [...]
The government of Guyana is seeking to encourage energy sustainability and efficiency by removing duties from energy efficiency devices and renewable energy equipment: Guyana’s National Assembly has unanimously approved an amendment to remove VAT and duties from green energy devices. The Customs Duties Amendment Order was presented by Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh this week. [...]
In the English-speaking Caribbean, only Guyana, Belize and St Kitts and Nevis have the required land mass to achieve 100 per cent food security.
The Caribbean Community is invited expressions of interest for participation in a Sustainable Energy Study Tour: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the development of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Road Map. The Secretariat intends to apply part of the proceeds to fund a Study Tour which [...]
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. [...]
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 delegation from the Republic of the Congo recently visited Guyana to discuss and learn from Guyanese experience in forest management: A Congolese delegation recently paid a courtesy call on Guyanese Environment Minister Robert Persaud to discuss matters relating to the upcoming Rio+20 Summit. A major point of discussion was Congo’s desire to learn from [...]
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has named former Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo as a High Level Envoy and Patron of Nature: Former Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo is set to take on two roles within the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Jagdeo, who was succeeded by Donald Ramotar [...]
9000 stolen turtle eggs discovered off the coast of French Guiana; egg theft a major threat to turtle survival in the Guianas
The Huffington Post reports on the discovery of a cache of thousands of poached sea turtle eggs in a boat off the coast of French Guiana: Atlantic green turtles haven’t been given many breaks over the last few decades. …Last week marked another considerable blow with the discovery of 18 trash bags filled with 9,000 [...]