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Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states

Small Island Developing States Awards 2013

The Ashden Awards are seeking enterprises and programs who: • Increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. • Bringing economic and social benefits while demonstrably cutting CO2 emissions. • Using approaches that can expand or be replicated across small island developing states. This includes activities related to: • Greening the electricity grid. […]

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Good Fishing Practices Workshop to be held in Kingstown, St.Vincent July, 25-27

Anguilla News reports on the good fishing practices workshop being held next week in Kingstown, St.Vincent: In an effort to advance best practices in fisheries management and development across the wider Caribbean, fisheries officials from 6 member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will converge for a special technical meeting at the Conference […]

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Caribbean coral reefs endangered by overfishing

Stoplight parrotfish, Belize

In an article for IPS News, Desmond Brown explains how healthy fish populations are important to coral reef conservation: [Antiguan environmentalist Eli] Fuller said Caribbean countries could do several things to help damaged coral reefs rejuvenate, including designating certain places as marine protected areas. A protected area is a specific region of land or water […]

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Six Caribbean countries to receive US$10.6 million for climate resilience activities

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reports that Caribbean countries are to benefit from a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds: Caribbean countries and regional organizations will apply a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to carry out a regional track of activities to address the impact of climate change, the […]

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Video: Let’s Do It, Caribbean!

The Let’s Do It World Cleanup 2012 is a growing global movement that aims to mobilize communities to make the world a cleaner place: There’s 100 million tons of illegal garbage lying around the world. Waste is everywhere – in cities, beaches, oceans, forests. To change this we have to come together and create a […]

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Eastern Caribbean states pursuing a “green growth agenda”

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States met in February to discuss possibilities for financing a green growth agenda. Peter Richards reports for IPS News: As developing countries urgently seek new sources of financing to cope with problems linked to climate change, delegates from the nine-nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met here last week […]

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Postgraduate scholarship for Caribbean nationals studying disaster risk management

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has launched a scholarship programme for Caribbean nationals pursuing graduate studies in disaster risk management and related areas, including meteorology and climate change: The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is pleased to announce the launch of its Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme for Caribbean nationals. Through this programme, CCRIF […]

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St. Lucia National Trust teaching teachers about marine protected areas

The St. Lucia National Trust is educating school teachers about marine conservation and the marine environment, so that the teachers able in turn to educate their students: What better way to get the message across to students of the importance of protecting our marine environment than through teachers? It is with this in mind that […]

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Travelmole highlights “sustainable tourism delights” in the Caribbean

As the 2012 Sustainable Tourism Awards approach (nominations close Janauary 31), TravelMole is highlighting a variety of sustainable tourism best practice cases from around the Caribbean. Here’s the list: • A fishing community [Bluefields Bay] on Jamaica’s South Coast taking action to regenerate its nearby marine environment • Developing agrotourism in the Caribbean. Key elements […]

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After success with the Antiguan racer, now to preserve the St. Lucia racer snake

Following the success of their work to Offshore Islands Conservation Programme will be lending their expertise to a very similar project in St. Lucia: The Antiguan Racer Conservation Project, co-ordinated by the Environmental Awareness Group since the first rare snake was discovered in 1995, is world renowned for its enormous success in bringing the population […]

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Posting here at the Green Antilles blog is on hiatus right now, but you can still get green news from, for and about the Caribbean at the Green Antilles Facebook page.

Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]