When we think about climate change and protecting coastal areas we usually visualize something scientific like big boulders, reefs, boardwalks and jetties. The Climate Change Coastal Community Adaptation Resilience and Knowledge (CCCCE-ARK) regional project despite its ostentatious name, however, has taken coastal protection to the grassroots. The two and a half year … [Read more...] about Building Resilience amongst Small Businesses in Coastal Communities across the Caribbean: Challenges, and Opportunities and Experiences
On June 18-21, I traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a Global Shapers forum: ‘Shape North America’. It brought young ‘Global Shapers’ in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean together, with a goal of ‘inspiring and convening innovative systems thinkers who believe in sustainable, socially just, creative, and prosperous communities’. Participants developed a series of action plans to … [Read more...] about Changing the misconception about human waste: it is valuable not vile.
Money for forests, that’s essentially Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. And why not? Almost 80% of Guyana is covered in rainforest: suitable for timber extraction, post-harvest agriculture, and it has significant mineral deposits below its surface. The question for any administration in a developing country is “how to accelerate the development process to attain the … [Read more...] about Sustainable Development: Can money for forest conservation really work?
The Pomeroon River is a remote area in the North-West of Guyana. To travel there from Georgetown, I had to use a combination of cars and boats. Once I was there, in the lush expanse of winding waterways and walls of trees, it was a very peaceful place and a far cry from my typical work day that sees me glued to a computer. Children are paddling their way home from school, … [Read more...] about Farming in the Pomeroon
Call For Proposals: Financing for innovative climate change programs with the private sector by Guest blogger, IDB Under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) over US$ 29 million in concessional funding have been set aside to contribute to the financing of innovative programs and projects that will engage the private sector in activities associated with reducing … [Read more...] about Climate Investment Funds: Access to Competitive Funding!