CDB Climate Change 

CDB joins global partnership to combat climate change

BONN, Germany –The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has joined a coalition of developing and developed countries and international institutions, which have committed to combatting climate change and adapting to its effects. On November 14, on the margins of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), the Bank was announced as one of the newest members of the NDC Partnership. Admission to the Partnership comes as CDB intensifies its effort to scale up climate action in its borrowing member countries. Speaking at the event, “Champions for Climate Action: The NDC Partnership”, President…

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Climate Change Environment Regional News Youth 

Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Announces Partnership with Solar Head of State at COP23 Climate Conference

Plans to educate youth about renewable energy across the region During this year COP23 climate conference, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and Solar Head of State (SHOS) launched a partnership to promote education on renewable energy across the Caribbean region. The CYEN is a non-profit, civil society, charitable body that focuses its resources on empowering young people and their communities to develop actions to address socio-economic and environmental issues. The CYEN programme aims at addressing issues such as poverty alleviation and youth employment, health and HIV/AIDS, climatic changes and global…

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CDB Climate Change Regional News 

CDB, Adaptation Fund to Invest More in Regional Climate Resilience Programmes

As super storms and adverse weather conditions pose increasing threats to the Region, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has pledged its continued commitment to work with key stakeholders, such as the Adaptation Fund (AF), to build climate resilience within its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). Some of the Bank’s measures include mobilising grant and concessionary financing for BMCs, increasing investment in climate resilience programmes, and strengthening technical capacity. Speaking at a just-concluded workshop, co-hosted with the Fund, and aimed at enhancing project development, Monica La Bennett, the Bank’s Vice-President (Operations), stated that…

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Climate Change Environment 

‘No retreat on ban on Plastic bags and Styrofoam products’

The day before the country celebrated its thirty-sixth-anniversary of political independence, Health and Environment Minister, Molwyn Joseph announced that there is no retreating and no surrendering on the matters of banning the use of plastic bags and Styrofoam products. Minister Joseph made the declaration at the V C Bird International Airport Terminal on Tuesday, just outside of the arrival hall, moments before he unveiled his Ministry’s Go Green banner on which was inscribed the ban on both Styrofoam Products and Plastic Bags. After learning of the plight of local poultry…

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Climate Change Environment Technology 

Molwyn Receives New ‘Privately Registered’ Donor Funded Tesla Model X

In another bold move, Minister of Health and the Environment Molwyn Joseph signaled his continued commitment to his government’s green and environmentally friendly initiatives by officially accepting the keys to an Eco-Friendly Tesla Model X vehicle on Tuesday. During the handing over ceremony in the parking lot of the Environment Department at Botanical Gardens, a smiling Minister Joseph gracefully accepted the keys to the spanking new black Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). Moments before accepting the keys, the Health and Environment Minister disclosed at a press conference that the citizens and…

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CDB Climate Change Environment 

CDB: Technical Support, Diversity Critical in Caribbean’s Shift to Clean Energy

As the Caribbean makes the shift to clean energy, governments need technical support to plan for and implement new technologies. In addition, sector stakeholders could accelerate the Region’s transition to renewables by building diverse partnerships and networks, and improving their engagement with the wider public. These were key themes in the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) presentations during the 2017 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) in Miami, Florida from October 18 to 20. Tessa Williams-Robertson, Head of the Bank’s Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency Unit, told participants at the Utility Leaders…

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CDB Climate Change Development Economic Environment Utilities 

GOAB Request for Expression of Interest

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA STREET LIGHT RETROFITTING PROJECT CLIMATE RISK SCREENING REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of Street Light Retrofitting and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOAB and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the…

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Climate Change Disaster Disaster Management 

Phase Two of Barbuda Cleanup to Start Soon

Phase One of the Barbuda Cleanup is almost complete.  The mosquito problem is under control. Stagnant water has been treated and removed from most areas. Measures have been taken to control the rodent population. Most debris has been removed from public roads and other public areas. The dead animals issue has been treated and mainly eradicated. In addition, the Hanna Thomas hospital was cleaned up and the undamaged part is now being used by EMS as a medical post. Health and Environment Minister Molwyn Joseph visited Barbuda on Monday, September…

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Climate Change Commonwealth Community Disaster Management 

Letter from Nine Year Old Barbudan brings PM Browne and wife to tears

On Monday 25th September, Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne returned from the United Nations in New York, where he championed the cause of small island states against the effects of Climate Change following the destruction of Barbuda and Dominica from super hurricanes. Prime Minister Browne and his wife, Mrs. Maria Bird-Browne received a warm welcome at the V.C. Bird International Airport from friends and well wishers, but it was a letter of gratitude from a nine-year old Barbudan, Alexander DeSouza which brought the Prime Minister and his wife to…

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