If we contemplate climate change long enough, it seems like we all lose. However, if you really want to talk about the equivalent of an unfair penalty or missed offside call, look around Jamaica. Ten hurricanes ravaged the country in the last five years, each causing damages of approximately US$100 million. The rainy season is longer, droughts follow that exacerbate … [Read more...] about Four Climate-Smart Business Opportunities in Jamaica and the Caribbean
by IDB The high cost of energy for most Caribbean countries is having a negative effect on their economies. Do you have an innovative sustainable energy solution? Mexico, South Korea, and the Inter-American Development Bank want to foster innovation in sustainable energy technology and are offering funding to a select few. … [Read more...] about Energy Solutions Anyone???
October 15th marks the launch of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) in the Americas, an event that is being hosted in Santiago, Chile by President Michelle Bachelet in conjunction with the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The event and subsequent conference will highlight the fact that sustainable energy is sustainable … [Read more...] about Energy Efficiency Promotes Sustainable Development in the Caribbean
by Lumas Kendrick, Jr. The Caribbean is an area long admired for its alluring beauty and captivating lifestyle. Yet, beneath the surface of this tropical paradise, the people in the Caribbean are locked into a struggle that threatens their very lifestyle. The issue is the struggle to control the spiraling cost of energy that threatens to undue all of the hard won gains of … [Read more...] about Dispatches from the Front Line: The Caribbean Struggle for Energy
Water plays a tremendous role in everything we do. Water cannot be substituted, nor is it replaceable. It is a scarce resource needed in everyday life. On March 22, 2014 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of Water Land Environment and Climate Change collectively brought stakeholder attention to the … [Read more...] about World Water Day