Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Climate Change

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New Tool Separates Wheat from Chaff for Climate-Smart Ag Finance

By Desmond Brown PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad , Aug 14 2017 (IPS) - Climate-smart agriculture seeks to achieve food security and broader development goals under...

Climate scientists use forecasting tools to protect Caribbean ways of life

By Zadie Neufville KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast...

Guyana’s model green town reflects ambitious national plan

By Desmond Brown BARTICA, Guyana, Aug 3 2017 (IPS) - At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you...
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A Green Energy Shift in Barbados, One Streetlight at a Time

By Desmond Brown BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 31 2017 (IPS) - The ever-escalating and volatile price of oil, and the high cost of importation, have left...

Barbados Steps Up Plans for Renewables, Energy Efficiency

By Desmond Brown BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 27 2017 (IPS) - With wind, solar and other renewable energy sources steadily increasing their share in energy consumption...

Tobago Gears Up to Fight Sargassum Invasion

By Jewel Fraser PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 25 2017 (IPS) - As Tobago’s tourism industry struggles to repel the sargassum invasions that have smothered...

Caribbean Must Equalise to Grow and Grow to Equalise, says ECLAC

By Desmond Brown KINGSTON | NEW YORK (ACP-IDN) – If they are to meet commitments agreed under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its...

Farming Beyond Drought

By Desmond Brown BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 20 2017 (IPS) - The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is...

Extreme Weather Wiping Out Hard-Won GDP Gains in Hours

By Kenton X. Chance BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jul 14 2017 (IPS) - With Antigua and Barbuda joining St. Kitts and Nevis as the two eastern Caribbean...

Communities Step Up to Help Save Jamaica’s Forests

By Desmond Brown KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 12 2017 (IPS) - According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 31.1 percent or about 337,000...