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Islands Compete to Protect the Ocean

St. Georges, Grenada – Marching up Depradine Street in Gouyave, children sing passed their neighbors’ front doors. Gouyave is a busy fishing town, where backdoors open right onto the sandy beach. Today, Gouyave has transformed into Hollywood. The cameras are rolling, as Mr. Killa, Grenada’s Soca superstar, films a music video. The video is Grenada’s […]

Panos Caribbean Launches ‘1.5 To Stay Alive’ Selfie Video Challenge

Kingston, Jamaica – Panos Caribbean has launched the ‘1.5 To Stay Alive Selfie Video Challenge’, as part of efforts to amplify Caribbean voices on climate change. The challenge comes ahead of the international climate change negotiations set for Paris, beginning the end of this month, and is counted among the ‘1.5 To Stay Alive’ campaign activities […]

US$3.9 Million Watershed Project Launched

By Garfield L. Angus   April 13, 2015 Photo by: JIS PhotographerMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, delivering the keynote address at the launch of the US$3.9 million Yallahs and Hope River Watershed Project, held on April 13, at the Terra Nova Hotel, in St. Andrew.   The Government has launched […]

Wind and more wind

  Ground being broken for the BMR wind farm in Malvern, St Elizabeth. This Jamaica Public Service Company wind farm is just across the road from the planned BMR wind farm in Malvern, St Elizabeth   Ground being broken for the BMR wind farm in Malvern, St Elizabeth. (PHOTOS: GREGORY BENNETT)  Wigton Windfarm at Rose […]

Investing in disaster resilience vital for region — UN

  WAHLSTRÖM…the report is a wake-up call for countries to increase their commitment to invest in smart solutions to strengthen resilience to disasters UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new United Nations report says investing in disaster resilience is vital for sustainable development in the Caribbean and other places. The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster […]

Jamaica to Benefit from Climate Change Resilience Project

By Alecia Smith-Edwards  Photo by: JIS PhotographerMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill (left), listens to a point being made by National Consultant for a regional climate change resilience project, Una May Gordon (right), during the opening ceremony for a national workshop on the project, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in […]

Project to Phase out HCFCs Gets $11 Million

By Chris Patterson  A sum of $11.2 million has been allocated for the hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan Implementation Project, in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure. The proposed budget is now before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives. The project seeks to freeze importation of HCFCs at 2009 and 2010 average […]

Villarrica volcano erupting in Chile

By  Stefano Pozzebon The Villarrica volcano, in southern Chile, started erupting overnight, sending a column of fire and rocks into the dark sky.  The eruption started at about 3 a.m. local time (5 a.m. GMT, 12 a.m. EST). Local news website Emol.com reports that the eruption was highly expected, after weeks of increasing activity. Local authorities called for […]

Expression of Interest- Private Sector Trade Mission to Guadeloupe and Martinique

Private Sector Trade Mission to Guadeloupe and Martinique  The Antigua and Barbuda Coalition of Service Industries invites interested firms to participate in a Private Sector Trade Mission to Guadeloupe and Martinique. This Trade Mission seeks to strengthen relations between Antigua and the French territories and to aid in the establishment of mutually beneficial mechanisms whereby […]

WEBINAR 11 March 2015 @ 15:00 – 16:00 CET

  Title:  Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Register: http://www.leonardo-academy.org/course/details.php?id=311 About the webinar: Nina Campbell will present the key findings of an important recent IEA publication entitled Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency. The traditional focus on energy savings as the main goal of energy efficiency policy has, at times, led to an underestimation of […]