Plastic bag. Image: Mitchell Haindfield
Solid waste

St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Ministry encourages the public to reduce use of plastic

For Plastic Free July, the Ministry of Tourism in St. Kitts and Nevis is challenging the public to reuse, refuse, reduce, recycle and repurpose: Plastic is one of the major polluters to the environment and to combat this growing problem, the Ministry of Tourism has launched the “Plastic Free July” …

Installation of solar photovoltaic power system on the public residence of the Governor-General, Government House, in Saint Lucia. Image: via OECS Commission
Energy

OECS Commission and Solar Head of State sign agreement for installation of solar PV power system on government buildings

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and Solar Head of State have signed a memorandum of understanding to catalyse the adoption of renewable energy to power public buildings in OECS member countries: The OECS Commission and Solar Head of State (SHOS), a non-profit association working with governments to …

Fishers in Barbados. Image: georg_neu
Climate Change

FAO helping Eastern Caribbean fisherfolk adapt to climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the Climate Change Adaptation of the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project (CC4FISH) with the aim of increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector. A workshop on climate change adaptation and …

Coral reef, St. Kitts and Nevis. Image: Björn Stude
Biodiversity

Marine biodiversity assessment in St. Kitts and Nevis

A brief report on the findings so far of a marine biodiversity survey being carried out in St. Kitts and Nevis: The Department of Environment (DoE) and the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Conserving Biodiversity Project …

Wind turbines on Nevis. Image: Lauren Delizia
Energy

Nevis focuses on geothermal energy

For the island of Nevis, the principal renewable energy focus is, for now, on geothermal energy: In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will to concentrate its efforts in geothermal energy. Mark Brantley, premier of …

Landscape, Barbados. Image: OakleyOriginals
Agriculture

FAO, Mexico to assist Caribbean countries with climate resilient agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the government of Mexico have established a fund to help fourteen Caribbean countries leverage additional financial support to make their agricultural systems more climate resilient: Fourteen countries from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have agreed to boost their resilience and …

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 …