Cuba coast. Image: Alessandro Caproni
General

Green Antilles link roundup: August 11, 2018

Strengthening Cuban coastal landscape in the face of climate change — The Cuban authorities in the 1990s began to modify the management of coastal areas, which was accelerated with the implementation in 2017 of the first government plan to address climate change, better known as Life Task. Reinventing islands —The …

St Martin mangroves. Image: Mark Yokoyama
Biodiversity

July 26 is International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

Beginning in 2016, July 26 has been celebrated as International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, also known as World Mangrove Day: Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. These extra ordinary ecosystems contribute to the wellbeing, food security, and protection …

UN Environment Young Champions of the Earth. Image: via http://web.unep.org/youngchampions/
Biodiversity

Co-founder of Bahamas-based coral farm in the running for UN Environment’s Young Champions of the Earth prize

UN Environment’s Young Champions of the Earth prize is intended to recognize and reward young people with big ideas that address urgent environmental issues in bold and creative ways. Among the finalists from Latin America and the Caribbean this year is Gator Halpern, a young environmental entrepreneur who is building …

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 …

Galilee International Management Institute
Opportunity
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Professional development opportunities: Galilee International Management Institute

The Galilee International Management Institute is inviting applications for a number of professional development courses: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment, and its partner, Galilee International Management Institute, Israel (GIMI), signed a cooperation agreement to establish a …

UNEP webinar: the impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs
Environmental Education

Webinar: The impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs

On May 24, the United Nations Environment Programme will be presenting a webinar on The Impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs: focus on nutrients, plastics, and wastewater: Over time, our oceans have increasingly become dumping grounds for different types of waste, including sewage, industrial waste, chemicals, plastics andlitter. An estimated 80% …

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change

Free e-learning course: intro to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Swiss NGO DRR Platform has developed an introductory course on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), targeted at practitioners new to the DRR and CCA fields: The four course modules cover the key concepts of DRR and CCA, practical case studies of different geographic contexts, illustrative video …