The top 4 new posts on Green Antilles in the last week or so: Caribbean to benefit from Smithsonian marine biodiversity project. Outcome magazine reports on a major long-term project to study coastal marine biodiversity and ecosystems around the globe, and which includes a field location in Belize. Sustainable Birding Tourism Plan launched in The [...]
For five years farmers in the District of Saramacca, Suriname, have been involved in an initiative supported by the Global Environmental Facility/ Small Grants Programme and promoted by The Caribbean Institute, a community based foundation that pursues promoting organic agriculture as an answer to land degradation and the use of persistent organic pollutants.
The Antigua Observer reports on a three-day workshop that will allow delegates to collectively monitor ongoing African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) fish projects in the Caribbean gets which will get underway in Suriname on Wednesday 31 October,2012. The Third Regional ACP Fish Programme Monitoring Workshop and Training in Monitoring and Evaluation will also provide training [...]
In the English-speaking Caribbean, only Guyana, Belize and St Kitts and Nevis have the required land mass to achieve 100 per cent food security.
The Caribbean Community is invited expressions of interest for participation in a Sustainable Energy Study Tour: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the development of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Road Map. The Secretariat intends to apply part of the proceeds to fund a Study Tour which [...]
Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states
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. [...]
The Inter-American Development Bank Sustainable Emerging Cities Initiative aims to promote sustainable urbanization in the Caribbean.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has signed a co-financing agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to make funds available for green energy development in the Caribbean and Central America: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide up to $600 million in financing for renewable energy and [...]
9000 stolen turtle eggs discovered off the coast of French Guiana; egg theft a major threat to turtle survival in the Guianas
The Huffington Post reports on the discovery of a cache of thousands of poached sea turtle eggs in a boat off the coast of French Guiana: Atlantic green turtles haven’t been given many breaks over the last few decades. …Last week marked another considerable blow with the discovery of 18 trash bags filled with 9,000 [...]
A recent scientific expedition in the forests of Suriname has uncovered 46 species that were previously unknown to science: A scientific expedition into one of the world’s last pristine tropical forests has revealed incredibly diverse species and extraordinary cultural heritage, said Conservation International (CI) today, announcing the results of a scientific survey in southwest Suriname [...]