We are please announce the publication of a collection of renewable energy resources is now available on website under the Education tab Online Bioenergy Course. The resources, including reference books, modules, exams and exercises, were crafted and used in our inaugural BIOENERGY course. The comprehensive course was offered in Belize by the Centre in coopreration with GIZ Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) in August 2016 at no cost to participants..
Background on Bioenergy Course
Since it was established in 2013, the REETA Project has been based in the CARICOM Energy Unit. The Project is being financed by the German technical agency, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH). Macro level The project aims to strengthen the Energy Unit's coordinating capacity, and support the improvement of the general regional and political framework for renewable energies and energy efficiency. Meso level The programme supports the further development of…
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The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Partnership with GIZ and United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) project hosted Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair at the Belize Biltmore Plaza, in Belize City on the 9th November, 2016.
The presentation of the “Potential Study on Producible biogas and renewable energy from biomass and organic waste in Belize” by TNO Consultants Johan van Groenestijn, Robert de Kler and Marco Linders for GIZ / J-CCCP concluded that:
- Large amounts of biomass resources are available in Belize that have a significant potential to produce biogas
- All reported biomass resources have biogas production potential, but every case is different and has to be judged amongst others on its scale (amounts available), easiness of digestibility, alternative uses of the waste, location, etc.
- For bananas, a best practice system comprises of a hammer mill and two…
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- Since the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21 in December 2015, the world has seen increased ambition on climate change. Almost every country in the world has now set national climate targets, and the Agreement has gone into force much earlier than expected. However, global climate action is still not happening at the scale or speed needed to meet the Paris goal of keeping global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius.
- The World Bank Group has been moving quickly over the past year to build on the momentum and lay the groundwork for greater ambition, helping countries reduce emissions and increase resilience to climate shocks through action in high-impact areas, such as clean energy, climate-smart agriculture, disaster preparedness, and natural resource management
- As COP22 starts in Morocco, the Bank Group is aligning its efforts around key focus areas, committing billions to help countries meet their climate goals…
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The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Partnership with the GIZ, The Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is hosting Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair at the Belize Biltmore Plaza, in Belize City on the 9th November, 2016.
Event Highlight: Presentation of the “Potential Study on Producible biogas and renewable energy from biomass and organic waste in Belize” by TNO Consultants for GIZ / J-CCCP.
The business to business (B2B) fair will serve as:
- A forum for waste to energy and renewable energy networking
- An opportunity for stakeholders in the sector to learn about renewable energy, renewable energy & energy efficiency financing programs and waste management solutions
The B2B fair is intended to:
- Connect local renewable energy suppliers and financial organisations who support renewable energy solutions with local business owners and stakeholders
- Improve the understanding that…
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The Small Business Development Center, a division of the Belize Trade and Investment Service, last year pioneered the “Startup Weekend” as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. It was intended to provide a forum for budding entrepreneurs to get guidance and opportunities for presenting their planned businesses to an important audience. The SBDC is repeating the event this year, with a singular focus: emerging “green, clean” technology. There is two thousand dollars at stake for the businessman or woman who can successfully present their idea to potential investors in a “Startup Boot Camp.” We spoke with the SBDC’s Business Advisor, Monique Usher.
Monique Usher, Business Advisor, SBDC
“This year we are partnering with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center, and this year’s theme will be focused on clean, green technology; and so we are extending invitations to entrepreneurs out there who have ideas on that theme. So when we are looking at…
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