Island Resilience News

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.…

May 5, 2021

UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund awards EPC contract to build resilient clean-energy project worth US$50m in Dominica

The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF), the largest renewable energy investment of its type in the region, which is fully financed by Abu…

April 28, 2021

REOI for development of a Caribbean Blended Finance for Resilience Fund (CBFR)

The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator (CCSA) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of Consultancy…

April 13, 2021

UNEP and European Commission tackle climate change in LAC region

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced common…

April 9, 2021

BMR Energy rebuilds hurricane-damaged St. Thomas solar farm

BMR Energy, a Virgin Group company and developer, owner, and operator of clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, announced today…

February 26, 2021

IRAC Resilience Scorecard Featured at CARIF 2021

The 2020/21 IRAC Task Force is charged with the development of an island Resilience Scorecard. As the IRAC Task Force builds out the scorecard, a…

January 28, 2021

Climate change puts pressure on failing Caribbean water supplies

While most people outside of rural mountainous areas in the Caribbean are connected to the public water supply, they frequently face outdated…

January 20, 2021

2020 Island Resilience Action Challenge: Uniting to define resilience in the face of climate and health threats

By: Kimberly Lewis, Lead Fellow, Advanced Energy Group At the tail end of a notably unprecedented and challenging year, Advanced Energy Group (AEG)…