Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia. Image: Jon Callas
Biodiversity

Saint Lucia launches National Conservation Fund

After several years of groundwork-laying, the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund (SLUNCF) has been officially launched: The SLUNCF’s Vision is to ensure ‘Saint Lucia’s biodiversity and natural resources and human and ecological communities are healthy and resilient to change’ whilst its Mission is to ‘Catalyze and support the conservation, restoration, and …

Saint Lucia solar installation. Image: Rocky Mountain Institute via New Energy Events
Energy
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Five renewable energy projects to watch in the Caribbean

New Energy Events highlights five Caribbean renewable energy projects they’re keeping an eye on. They are: Paradise Park, 37 MW Solar PV, Jamaica Developer: Eight Rivers Energy Company The largest solar plant in the Caribbean is exected to come online in mid-2018. At the time of signing, the 8.54 US …

Award-winning environmental entrepreneur Wayne Neale (left). Image: via the Saint Lucia Star
Solid waste

Greening the Caribbean: award-winning Saint Lucian waste management company

From the Saint Lucia Star, a profile of Greening the Caribbean, a Saint Lucian waste management company that has won international awards for sustainable entrepreneurship: It’s not easy convincing companies to care about their waste but Saint Lucian entrepreneur Wayne Neale is doing just that. Managing Director of waste management …

Sargassum on a beach in the Caribbean. Image: Mark Yokoyama
Innovation
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Innovative community-based solutions for the sargassum problem in Saint Lucia

From the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a story about an innovative approach to dealing with the sargassum blooms in Saint Lucia: On the east coast of Saint Lucia, a local youth by the name of Johanan Dujon noticed how the piles of seaweed were causing trouble for the local fishermen …

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 …

Saint Lucia's Governor General Sir Neville Cenac, with Ambassador Jukka Pietikainen of Finland. Image via loopslu.com
Energy

Saint Lucia, Finland discuss cooperation on clean energy

Finland’s new Ambassador to Saint Lucia has indicated his country’s interest in strengthening cooperation in the area of renewable energy: Saint Lucia first established diplomatic relations with Finland in 2009 leading the way for its sister territories in the OECS, who subsequently embraced Finland at the diplomatic level in 2010. …

Bouillante geothermal plant, Guadeloupe. Image © OECS.
Energy

Geothermal energy “holds real promise” for the Eastern Caribbean

In an article on the London School of Economics website, Judith Ephraim of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, writes about the prospects for geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean region: Though there is currently just one operational geothermal plant in the Caribbean, on the French island …