President Bachelet has sent the 1996 Protocol to the London Convention on Dumping to the Chilean Congress for ratification, and initial indications are that both houses view ratification favorably. If they do so, it will change Chilean law on disposing of wastes at sea and make Chile only the sixth Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) […]
My friends over at Barbados Free Press (BFP) have a good post, followed by an interesting discussion through comments, about litter in Barbados and why there really is no excuse for the island not to be recycling far more than it does now. I very much recommend the post.
I also would like to reproduce here […]
From the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat:
CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS AGREE TO CURB SMOKING IN PUBLIC SPACES
The Caucus of Ministers of Health have endorsed a recommendation for the banning of smoking on public spaces as a public good and regional goal, as the Region intensifies its efforts to tackle Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), under the Port of Spain […]
From the Barbados Government Information Service:
CARIBBEAN HOTEL ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACTION PROGRAMME LAUNCHED
Additional income from savings in electricity/fuel bills, a reduction in operational costs; and an increased flow of tourists preferring sustainable energy tourism destinations, are just a few of the benefits expected from the Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action Programme (CHENACT).
This was announced today by […]
A New Sustainable Energy Program for the Caribbean / Un programa nuevo para energía sostenible en el CaribeWednesday, January 28th, 2009
From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
IDB supports sustainable energy in the Caribbean
Grants finance efforts to generate energy from waste, wind and sun; improve efficiency, and lower hotel energy costs
Barbados, Bahamas and eventually other Caribbean countries will explore cutting-edge alternatives to lower their dependency on fossil fuels and improve their energy security with four grants approved […]
UNEP/CARICOM: Drastic Climate Change Consequences for Insular Caribbean / PNUMA/CARICOM: drásticas consecuencias por cambio climático en el Caribe InsularSaturday, December 27th, 2008
Although this report (English only) was finished in October, it was formally unveiled at the global climate change talks in Poland in November, but did not get much media play because of all the other actions, initiatives, reports and declarations made in Poznan at the same time. But it deserves much more attention and hopefully […]
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the School of Geography and Environment at Oxford University have generated country-level studies of climate observations and multi-model projections for 52 developing countries, 17 of them in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
For each country there is a report that contains a set of maps and diagrams illustrating the […]
I’ve been traveling lately, and missed spoting this on my own. Thanks to Barbados Free Press and Barbados Undergound for alerting me to this very sad bit of news. I have not yet had the opportunity to visit the Sanctuary but have long wanted to; it looks now as if I may never have that […]
One of my first posts here on The Temas Blog concerned the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) progress report on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding drinking water and sanitation. So it’s probably fitting as I approach the second anniversary of the The Temas Blog to be discussing the latest update just released […]
One of my first posts here on The Temas Blog concerned the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) progress report on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding drinking water and sanitation. So it’s probably fitting as I approach the second anniversary of the The Temas Blog to be discussing the latest update just released […]« Previous Entries