Circular economy: New coalition launched for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support access to financing by governments and the private sector, with special emphasis on small and medium businesses

Action plan launched to restore ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean

The plan aims to revert the negative impacts of degradation that are already underway as well as those that are likely to emerge in the near future

Minesto hopes to make waves in the Caribbean with tidal tech

It is to conduct a joint feasibility study with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda into the potential deployment of its technology

New hub to increase climate action transparency in the Caribbean

The work will be driven by national strategies and policy goals

Caribbean aims to be world’s first ‘climate smart’ zone

Richard Branson and Usain Bolt were part of the launch of the Caribbean ClimateSmart Accelerator yesterday

Theresa May pledges £140m to tackle climate change

The UK is to provide £140 million of new funding to help the world’s poorest communities address the effects of climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement comes as as she attends the One Planet Summit in Paris today with other international leaders. The funding is expected to help two million more poor people cope […]

Hurricane Irma: Solar lamps among aid supplies sent from UK

The UK has sent around 5,000 solar lanterns to those affected by Hurricane Irma. Last Friday, more than 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies, including solar lanterns were loaded at the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Disaster Response Centre at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire. Hurricane Irma has left thousands of people homeless in the Caribbean and […]

Latin America and Caribbean could be zero carbon by 2050

Latin America and the Caribbean could go zero carbon by 2050 with ambitious and targeted policies. That’s according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme – DTU Partnership (UNEP-DTU) which stated although those regions account for only 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the region is at the forefront of global efforts to […]

US to boost solar power in Jamaica

The US is suporting a 20MW Jamaican solar farm. The government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and energy investment firm WRB Enterprises are providing a $47 million (£30m) loan. It supports Jamaica’s aim to increase generation of secure, renewable energy as it currently produces\ more than 90% of its electricity from imported oil. It is […]

Germany invests €100m in Central America’s energy

Germany is to invest €100 million (£72m) in geothermal energy projects in Central America. The €233 million (£167m) programme called ‘Central American Integration System’ (SICA) is a collaboration between Germany, Nicaragua, Mexico and the Caribbean. The nations are also working towards improving the electricity networks and constructing biogas plants. Last week, Germany provided €6 million […]