Boosting Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

A regional organization says the European Union (EU) plans to boost Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships. On Saturday, the Guadeloupe-based STC INTERREG Caraïbes said that INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded programme to strengthen regional partnerships, will be…

Preliminary assessment of bioenergy production in the Caribbean

Renewable Energy Caribbean would like to share a major report on bioenergy conducted a few years ago. The report came out of the UNDP project, "Bioenergy in the Caribbean: Supporting Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Energy Services for Small Island Developing States…

$33m readied to finance resilient infrastructure in the CARICOM

Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide USD$33 million towards financing sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean region. This marks the first time that CDB has accessed financing…

US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Announced

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to…

Central America & Caribbean To Spend $3.3 Billion On Smart Grid Infrastructure By 2025

Central America and the Caribbean will invest $3.3bn in smart grid infrastructure over the period 2015-2025. This investment will help lower the region’s high cost of electricity by incorporating renewable resources and reducing rampant electricity theft. At 19.8 cents per…

CARICOM Countries Reduce Dependency on PetroCaribe

As crude prices plunge, four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries are taking steps to reduce their reliance on PetroCaribe, Venezuela’s  oil subsidy. The four countries include Guyana, Haiti, Belize and Jamaica and it is thought more will follow suit, according to…

What Climate Change Will Mean for Jobs

Paper commissioned by the Green Jobs Programme, International Labour Organisation (ILO), highlights some of the main links between climate change and employment in the Caribbean basin, targeted for government and workers’ organisations but relevant to a wider audience. Climate change…