EQO-NIXUS has recently started the implementation of a new IADB-funded project in the Caribbean Region aimed at transitioning to a low carbon pathways in the islands of Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago), Caye Caulker (Belize) and Harbour Island (The Bahamas).

The consortium in charge of the implementation of the project includes EQO-NIXUS as the leading organisation and Factor CO2 as a partner. The 18-month duration assignment is intended to identify and implement climate resilient mitigation measures in priority sectors such as transport, infrastructure, energy, water, waste treatment and tourism.

Climate Change represents a major challenge to developing countries. Among them, Small Island Developing States occupy one of the riskiest places in the list of the most threatened.

The Caribbean region is going to be one of the planet’s areas which are to suffer the biggest impacts of Climate Change. With this concern, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) launched the “Caribbean Climate Smart Islands Program”. This program aims to build resilience against Climate Change impacts and to contribute to Climate Change mitigation through a low carbon growth (each one under different components of the program).

The “Caribbean Climate Smart Islands Program” aims to demonstrate ways of transitioning to a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway utilizing as pilots the islands of Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago), Caye Caulker (Belize) and Harbour Island (The Bahamas). The identified measures will be analyzed from a cost-benefit and commercial potential perspective in order to prioritize them, highlighting cost recovery rates. Based on this analysis, mitigation pilots will be carried out in the project sites.