Jamaica: Plastics Ban Creates New Opportunities

Every September, on International Coastal Cleanup Day in Jamaica, plastic is the most collected material. In 2019, the top 10 items collected were all single-use plastic and polystyrene (foam) waste, anything from plastic bottles to food wrappers. More than 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans globally, …

Caribbean Aims to Be World’s First ‘Climate Smart’ Zone

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Usain Bolt are backing the Caribbean’s ambition to become the world’s first “climate smart” zone. The athlete helped launch the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator in Jamaica yesterday, a coalition of 26 countries and more than 40 private and public sector partners. …

23rd Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority

The International Seabed Authority is an autonomous international organization established under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of UNCLOS. The Authority is the organization through which States Parties to the Convention organize and control …

Jamaica Is Looking To Attract $300 Million In Renewable Energy Investments

Jamaica is looking to mobilize a substantial investment into its renewable energy sector as it recognizes the global movement towards a low-carbon economy. Media reports quoting Jamaica’s Minister of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz stated that the Jamaican government is looking to attract $300 million in renewable energy …