In the countdown to COP27 in November, Commonwealth networks have been debating the path to sustainable energy. A series of online debates, organised by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, have been taking place during October 2022, focused around the needs of small and vulnerable Commonwealth states.
A “just” transition to green energy: The new Commonwealth challenge
Developing blue economy opportunities in the Caribbean can make the region a leader in ocean-based solutions. This was the conclusion of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) Investor Forum on the blue economy in September - an event that featured nearly $250 million in investment-ready projects in the region, and featured several high-level speakers from the private and public sectors. During the session Dr Angus Friday, the Waitt Institute’s Director of Blue Economy, noted that Caribbean nations are becoming increasingly interested in maximising their ocean resources in a sustainable way.
Racquel Moses| The blue economy in the Caribbean: Unlocking a trillion-dollar opportunity
The Caribbean is responsible for a negligible share of global carbon emissions, yet finds itself at the forefront of climate change impacts. Adapting to these challenges means reducing the amount of carbon emissions emitted within the region and creating a sustainable economic model that values our environment and the communities that rely on them. A popular project being undertaken across the Caribbean is the development of a Blue Economy to conserve key economic drivers such as tourism, fisheries or agriculture – but there is a much larger opportunity waiting to be taken up.
Developing Caribbean Renewable Energy Opportunities To Maximize Local Solutions
The Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference 2022 starts today, with stakeholders from across the region set to discuss the latest developments within the Caribbean’s energy sector.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ENERGY CONFERENCE 2022: CARIBBEAN CLIMATE-SMART ACCELERATOR SUPPORTS CALL FOR CARIBBEAN SINGLE ENERGY EXPORT MARKET
An Uber-like app that hails tractors for agriculture, developed in Kenya, a process turning a seaweed that is choking the Caribbean’s shores into fertiliser and using a resin from plastic waste to strengthen concrete.
Africa, Caribbean have ‘moral high ground’ on climate change – UN climate change global ambassador
Islanders have a strong relationship with the oceans that surround them both from a cultural and economic point of view, making any sustainable development opportunity relating to the ocean a multi-faceted solution.