Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Turks and Caicos Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge.
Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing and Carbon War Room Operations Director Justin Locke signed the agreement, committing to work together to reduce the territory’s dependence on fossil fuels through increased renewable energy production and efficiency.
“With the addition of Turks and Caicos, the Ten Island Challenge continues to expand its efforts to transform Caribbean economies and help the region achieve independence from fossil fuels,” said Sir Richard Branson, co-founder of the Carbon War Room.
The Ten Island Challenge aims to accelerate the Caribbean’s transition from a dependence on fossil fuels to green energy.