Solar panels, Abu Dhabi. Image credit: gordontour
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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 …

Biodiversity

With support from local communities and indigenous peoples, scientists discover dozens of new species in Guyana’s rainforest

This BBC article about the discovery of 30 species in the rainforests of Guyana takes special care to acknowledge the important contribution that local communities and indigenous peoples make to scientific discoveries such as these: Without expertise and logistical support from local residents, navigating the remote Kaieteur National Park, the …