Island Resilience News

October 14, 2021

What the Caribbean Needs from COP26

Nowhere in the world needs COP26 to deliver more than the Caribbean. As the effects of climate change accelerate, New Energy asked key figures from…

October 14, 2021

Caribbean countries to benefit from new IDB energy initiative to be announced at COP26

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it will create a financing instrument dedicated to expanding energy access, supporting energy…

September 30, 2021

‘Overwhelmed by old challenges’, Caribbean leaders say COVID-19 has forced a new battle for the survival of their nations

Caribbean island nations are under assault from the coronavirus pandemic even as they try to protect their communities from rising seas and raging…

August 17, 2021

Caricom countries set out COP26 outcomes

The executive director of the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr Colin Young, says the consequence for Caribbean…

August 17, 2021

UN weather agency: millions affected by climate change and extreme weather in Latin America and Caribbean

Climate-related and geophysical events resulted in the loss of 312,000 lives and directly affected more than 277 million people in Latin America and…

August 17, 2021

The latest Haiti earthquake was more powerful than the devastating quake in 2010

The earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday morning occurred on the same system of faults as the one that devastated the capital,…

August 2, 2021

IDB Invest, Neoen improve the stability and security of El Salvador’s power grid

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, has granted two long-term loans to the Capella Solar and Providencia Solar projects operated by Neoen, one of…

June 8, 2021

PM Keith Rowley to Caricom – Increase provision of clean, secure energy

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley today said Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have an opportunity to increase the penetration of natural gas…

May 21, 2021

Devastating natural disasters show the need for resilient, sustainable and inclusive infrastructure

The eruptions on St Vincent are only the latest example of the damage such events can inflict on infrastructure that is not built to be resilient.…