Tobago is renowned for its sandy beaches, great weather, beautiful tropical landscapes, and friendly people. But the island is also home to transcendent nature-based assets such as the internationally known Buccoo Reef and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, the oldest legally protected forest reserve in the western hemisphere. All of these characteristics will be key to a … [Read more...] about Ocean resources are key to a sustainable and resilient recovery in Tobago
Suriname is undoubtedly one fascinating country as it is multicultural, multi-lingual, and even multi-gastronomic – which presents some exciting decision-making when it comes to food. But despite these assets, the country is also highly vulnerable, especially to the impacts of climate change and natural … [Read more...] about How climate science is guiding Suriname’s policy planning
On August 12, 2020, the IDB hosted a webinar on how the Blue Economy can help to spark a sustainable and inclusive recovery in the Caribbean after COVID-19. The event aimed to promote the Blue Economy as a key driver for recovery, raise awareness of the importance of ocean and coastal resources beyond fisheries and tourism and highlight the IDB’s agenda on this … [Read more...] about Can the Blue Economy spark a sustainable and inclusive recovery in the Caribbean?
On July 26th the world celebrates the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. This is an ideal opportunity to acknowledge the great importance of these forest ecosystems to coastal ecological health, our economy and contribution to addressing the climate crisis. In Suriname, this day is very important to us since mangroves are an … [Read more...] about Suriname’s mangroves are critical for building a more sustainable and resilient future
Countries in the Caribbean tend to have a rough time when it comes to extreme weather like hurricanes. Due to their geography, they’re usually more susceptible to disasters and extreme weather events, have limited access to freshwater and land for agriculture, and scarce development options and international trade opportunities. The climate crisis risks exacerbating this … [Read more...] about The Caribbean can make waves with a blue ocean economy