* By Ignacio Fernández Admetlla Sistema Biobolsa is a social enterprise that manufactures, distributes, sells, and installs anaerobic bio-digesters that transform farm waste into renewable energy (biogas) and organic fertilizer to small and medium-sized farmers. A project supported by the MIF-OMJ accelerator program is now trying to strengthen the sustainability of Sistema … [Read more...] about “Biobolsa”: turning agricultural waste into biogas and organic fertilizer
* By Tyrone Hall, Communications Specialist at the CARICOM Climate Change Centre Natural events and human activities contribute to an increase in average temperatures around the world. Increases in greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the main cause. Our planet and our region are warming and this leads to a change in climate. Here are 5 key facts about climate … [Read more...] about 5 Facts About Climate Change in the Caribbean
If you dig a hole through the center of the Earth, starting from Montevideo in Uruguay, you would get to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Korea and Uruguay are the antipodes, meaning that they are diametrically opposite to each other. Korea is indeed one of the farthest countries from Latin America, seemingly not having many things in common with the region either. However, … [Read more...] about What can Latin American countries learn from Korea in energy efficiency?
By Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE. Image by Peletico. The Caribbean's response to Climate Change is grounded in a firm regional commitment, policy and strategy. Our three foundation documents - The Liliendaal Declaration (July 2009), The Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change (July 2009) and its Implementation Plan (March 2012) - are the basis for … [Read more...] about IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change. What does it mean for the Caribbean?
*By @GrahamWatkins. Picture by Narhuanna. A month ago, I visited Porto Joffre in the Pantanal in Brazil. I was lucky enough to spend hours watching jaguars. Normally, jaguars are very hard to see – but in Porto Joffre, they regularly walk along river edges searching for capybara and caiman to eat. While they are abundant along the river, away from the rivers, the cats hunt … [Read more...] about How can habitat corridors make our infrastructure more sustainable?