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

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 …

Tree planting. Image via: St Kitts - Nevis National Commission for UNESCO

Tree planting in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for National Volunteer Day in St. Kitts and Nevis

To mark St. Kitts and Nevis’s first National Volunteer Day, the Cayon School Environment  Club carried out a tree-planting activity at their school: On Feb. 16, the Environment Club, comprising third and fourth formers of the Cayon High School, volunteered to plant fruit trees to participate in the National Volunteer …

Sea turtle, Antigua and Barbuda. Image: Todd Wiggins

Event: Conservation Seminar Series, Antigua and Barbuda

The Antigua and Barbuda Department of Environment is hosting a series of conservation seminars. Coming up on Thursday February 22, 2018, Sara Ramirez of the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network will be giving a talk titled Tourism and Conservation: Using Voluntary Certification to foster business-driven sea turtle stewardship in …

Bouillante geothermal plant, Guadeloupe. Image © OECS.

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 …

Solar panels. Image credit: Pete Jelliffe

Workshop in St. Kitts and Nevis teaches participants about installation and management of solar power systems

In St. Kitts and Nevis, participants from both the private and public sectors are getting the opportunity to learn more about the installation, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of solar power systems: Participants are currently involved in a week-long workshop, at the UWI center, that was initiated by Green Solutions International …

Solar panels, Abu Dhabi. Image credit: gordontour

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 …

Soufriere volcano, St. VIncent. Image credit: UWI Seismic Research Centre

European Union and Caribbean Development Bank support geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean

The European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are partnering to provide grant funding to enable the development of 60MW of geothermal energy capacity in Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines: The project … will help geothermal energy development in the …