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Explore Marine Renewable Energy Development – CDB Urges Caribbean

Last Updated Nov 10, 2018    Monica La Bennett, Vice-President (Operations) at the CDB delivering the keynote address at the Blue Economy Caribbean event, held in Miami on November 6, 2020.   (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release)– The Caribbean could transform its energy sector and diversify economic activity by exploring marine...

Small Island Countries Aren’t Waiting for Rich Countries to Act on Climate

  On September 18, 2017, the category-5 Hurricane Maria ravaged the shores of Dominica,  damaging or destroying 90 percent of its buildings and causing damage equivalent to 200 percent of the small Caribbean island nation’s GDP.   In the aftermath, 20 percent of Dominica’s roughly 70,000 inhabitants had to flee due to lost homes or...

Mangroves can prevent billions of dollars in flooding damage

Mangroves serve as speed-breakers in coastal storms, cyclones and tsunami (Photo by Stephan Ridgway)   Hurricanes and tropical storms are estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than US$50 billion yearly in damage from winds and flooding. And as these storms travel across the Atlantic, they also ravage many Caribbean nations.  ...

Caricom Launches Energy Innovation Challenge

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean students are being asked to design novel concepts for use and management of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), as part of a regional initiative launched by the Barbados-based Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE).   CCREEE, in collaboration with the...

Is There More to the Caribbean’s Single-Use Plastics Ban Than Meets the Eye?

  A compilation image showing the polluted north coast of Curaçao juxtaposed with the ocean. Photo by Bastian on flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   The Caribbean has spoken out against single-use plastics and its inevitable environmental pollution for a long time.   In 2006, for instance, one Barbados-based blog advocated for the...