Directed by Lynn Saghir, produced by District7Media Imagine our Caribbean, our #OneCaribbean, becoming the world’s first climate-smart zone---a collection of economies that thrive on renewable energy – by applying technological innovations to confront the effects of climate change as well as creating spaces for the people of the Caribbean to be safe, … [Read more...] about Jump Caribbean! Our Caribbean in 2040
By Camilo Pecha and Lynn Saghir https://soundcloud.com/bancointeramericanodesarrollo/the-social-impact-of-climate-change Interview with Camilo Pecha, microeconomist for the Caribbean at the IDB, and moderated by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director for the Caribbean at the IDB. - Designed and directed by Lynn Saghir - Photo credit: Sangoiri … [Read more...] about The Social Impact of Climate Change
Do you know that the smallest U.S. state has a similar land area to all of the OECS countries combined? The six independent countries in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Now, try to imagine that these small islands being hit by a hurricane … [Read more...] about Surviving the Storm
By Camilo Gomez Osorio To say that small island developing states in the Caribbean are vulnerable to natural disasters is an under-statement. The devastation we have seen over the past few months is humbling and overwhelming. As the Hurricane Season is a yearly endeavor for the region, the IDB’s recently launched report, Together for Prosperity, explores the impact of … [Read more...] about Together for Prosperity in the Caribbean?
Caribbean Coastal Resilience – How We Can Act to Strengthen the Region’s Natural Defenses [The massive damage inflicted on numerous Caribbean states by recent hurricanes such as Matthew, Irma and Maria must concentrate our attention and prompt all of us toward substantive action: We have to recognize the magnitude of the increasing threat of hurricanes to life and … [Read more...] about How to Strengthen the Caribbean’s Natural Defenses