Factor CO2 provides technical support to small Caribbean islands on their way to a low carbon economy

18 April 2016 | Mitigation

Factor CO2, along with EQO-Nixus has been the consortium selected by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide technical support in the islands of Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago), Caye Caulker (Belize) and Harbour Island (Bahamas) in their development path towards a low carbon economy. The project seeks to identify and implement GHG emissions reduction measures in several priority sectors such as transport, infrastructure, energy, water, waste treatment or tourism.

This project aims to develop and improve the GHG emissions inventories in Tobago, Caye Caulker and Harbour Island, to later identify relevant measures regarding climate change mitigation and to develop several pilot projects, one in each island. In addition, the project will provide practical recommendations to these countries in order to help them develop some opportunity identification strategies for a proactive sustainable transformation.

The project, lasting more than two years, has a strong fieldwork component. Therefore, during these days, Iker Larrea, Head of Markets Division of Factor and expert on climate change mitigation, visited the islands with a IDB delegation and Kevin de Cuba, the project leader. Through this visit, the team will collect information for the review of the greenhouse gas inventories of Caye Caulker and Harbour Island, and will work for the development of GHG emissions inventory of Tobago Island. In addition, they will work in situ to identify possible mitigation measures to be implemented in pilot projects in the three islands.