In the vibrant and culturally diverse region of the Caribbean, there is an essential element that fuels the dreams and aspirations of its people. It is the lifeblood that powers their play, dance, and imagination. However, the Caribbean faces numerous energy challenges, with hurricanes and earthquakes often leaving communities without electricity. Moreover, the heavy reliance … [Read more...] about Empowering the Caribbean: A Journey Towards Sustainable Energy
Environmental and Climate Change
The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) held in Montreal in December 2022 concluded with strong support for ocean conservation and biodiversity. Currently, 17% of land and 8% of marine areas are under protection and there was strong consensus on the need for effective conservation and management of at least 30% of the world’s land, coastal areas, and … [Read more...] about 4 ways for Barbados to optimize its Marine Spatial Planning
The Bahamas is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. The country has been hit by 25 hurricanes over the past 25 years and between 1963 and 2019, the 14 most devastating hurricanes affected over 29,600 people. Due to climate change, the average strength and frequency of tropical cyclones will likely increase as water temperature in the North Atlantic and … [Read more...] about How satellites can help us understand the economic impacts of hurricanes
The Caribbean region is one of the most exposed to the pandemic economic shock, due to its dependence on tourism and travel. Nevertheless, Caribbean countries have been largely successful in containing COVID-19 transmissions. After months of restricted movement between countries and within national borders, during this second half of 2020 countries are re-opening and … [Read more...] about How can we use innovation to transform post-pandemic tourism?
By the Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition Many of us are still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our Caribbean countries have experienced deep pain; we lost everything – our homes, our livelihoods, but we certainly did not lose our spirit. Too often we treat our problems with a Band-Aid solution hoping that the next hurricane will not hit. But … [Read more...] about Time for Resilience: Announcing the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator