Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Climate War Room, an initiative of The Cayman Institute is committed to using a .eco domain, which is a new web address ending for anyone committed to positive change for the planet.
.eco is a new web address ending—known as a top-level domain—for anyone committed to positive change for the planet. .eco web addresses are available to any business, government, non-profit or individual working toward a sustainable future.
The .eco domain is backed by more than 50 environmental organizations including Conservation International, United Nations Global Compact and WWF and is a trusted symbol for the environmental community. www.climatewarroom.org
Monday, April 24, 2017
The Caribbean Transitionary Energy Conference (CTEC2017) was officially launched this morning with a press conference at The Cayman Islands Government building this morning.
Remarks were given by Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts OBE, JP, MLA - Cayman Islands Minister for Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, event organiser James Whittaker - CEO, GreenTech Group and President, Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA), and sponsor Pilar Bush, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Dart Enterprises Ltd. Visit our website to register
SUVA, Fiji, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – Fiji and other island nations may leapfrog the developed countries, becoming models for a greater than sustainable future – a transformational future – one that cherishes the natural world while providing the resources that humanity needs and enjoys.
The United Nations labels these islands Small Island Developing States, or SIDS. Others prefer the term Large Ocean Island States. Whatever they are called, in this region, both ecology and economy have plenty of room to grow.
The Pacific island Republic of Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 square miles). More than 85 percent of Fiji’s population of 860,000 live on the two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
Fiji is one of the few naturally pristine island chains left in the world, one of the rare places with beautiful coral reefs, plants and animals with a crystal clear view of the stars and starfish alike.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Marine Geospatial Scientist (South Atlantic Coastal Mapping Project)
The position will co-ordinate / manage the ‘Mapping Falklands and South Georgia coastal margins for spatial planning Project’ being delivered over a period of two years.
The Coastal Mapping Project is being funded by Defra through the Darwin Plus initiative. SAERI has been tasked with undertaking geospatial analyses of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia coastal margins.
The Coastal Mapping Project aims to utilise technological and objective-based analyses with mixed resolution satellite imagery, spatial data and local expert knowledge in an integrated probabilistic approach. Habitat maps produced will emphasise baseline measurement, providing a sound basis for planning, decision-making and monitoring.
The post is being offered on a 12 month basis initially as SAERI is due to move to an incorporated status in the latter months of 2017.
You should be / have:
PhD qualified - or studying towards a PhD - in coastal or marine geospatial science and analysis or related area
At least 5 years post graduate experience working in geospatial science and analyses
At least 3 years’ experience with coastal and/or marine habitat delineation and modelling
A high level of computer literacy with an awareness of model building e.g. Python, R, Matlab
For more information, a detailed job description and application form, please contact Megan Middleton at the Human Resources Department on +500 27420 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact Tara Pelembe (email@example.com) for job specific detail.
Application forms should be returned to Human Resources by the Friday 5th May 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
WHY CAYMAN? WHY NOW?
Caribbean economies suffer from some of the highest electricity prices in the world. Despite their abundance of renewable energy sources, Cayman has a relatively low level of renewable energy penetration; the economy continues to spend a large proportion of its GDP on imported fossil fuels.
The Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) is about building our resilience as a small nation, about diversifying our energy sector and the way that we do business.
It is about ensuring sustainable social and economic growth through strong leadership, recognising the threat of climate change and the vulnerability of islands across the world and voicing our commitment to take the measures that we can take now. More