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Sustainable development in the Caribbean

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (1471)



Sustainable development is a leading Global trend. The definition of sustainable development is: The most frequently quoted definition is from the Brundtland Report:



"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”



It is about the three P’s: Planet. People and Profit. The percept...

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The Caribbean coral reefs

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (1123)

One of the great assets of the Caribbean is the coral reefs. This have been taken for granted for a long time. They have been deteriorating, not as an effect of the warming of the sea. The main causes are human behavior. The neglect by law and policy makers, the over development of the beaches, and the removing of the mangle threes. The sediment sand on the reefs and the invasion by species like the

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Curacao 3.0 and Green Town

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (1486)

Dr. Miguel Goede

Goede 3.0; Goede Consultants

[email protected]

23 March 2013


When the refinery arrived in 1914 – 1916 Curaçao 2.0 started. 2.0 stands for the Industrial Society. As a consequence of this Curaçao has developed to what it is now. The Shell refinery is the cause and the symbol of Curaçao 2.0. With the arrival between 1914 and 1916 the feudal society (...

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Agriculture in the Caribbean 3.0

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (1528)

Agriculture is not sexy. Young people do not aspire a career in this sector.The ICT and Financial sector are hot. Food is essential for human beings and countries to survive.

Barbados, Grenada and Saint Lucia have the best practice in introducing the sector. Agriculture part of the school curriculum (Mangel, 2009.

Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator made agriculture sexy for youngsters. This is probably the best practice. &...

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More 3.0 principles

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (850)

Let's look at one of the other basic aspects of 3.0 in Curaçao. CSR 3.0 If more than social entrepreneurship. A second principle is the social responsibility (CSR). Corporate social responsibility, sustainable business or social enterprise is a form of business aimed at economic performance (Profit), with respect for the social side (people), within ecological constraints (planet): the triple P approach. That is not enough. It involves solving a social problem, or something to contribute...

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Curacao 3.0 and Green Town

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (590)


When the refinery arrived Curacao 2.0 started. Thanks to this Curacao has developed to what it is now. Discussing the possibility that the refinery will disappear is very emotional too many. Many people are afraid of the future. But the future is not in our hand. The refinery is the property of the government of Curacao. It is managed by a State Owned Company, Refeneria di Korsou NV (RdK). The refinery is leased to the Venezuelan State Owned Company PDVSA to refine Venezuelan o...

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Aruba has a clear vision

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (711)

Aruba is an example when ik comes to having a vision and going green. Not that they do not have their own problems. But there is much we can learn from them. They have a clear vision and go for it. Prime minister mike Eman shows leadership.




Aruba To Host The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2013

Rosalie Klein, The Morning News Aruba

Thursday, Mar 7th, 2013 14:36 UTC | Comment Article




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This is not Curacao 3.0

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (1668)


I read the 4th draft of the TAC report on the economy of Curacao. I received it from a friend. I was never involved with the process, although I asked several stakeholders on different occasions if I can get involved. I never received a response. Many others were also not invited.

This report has been in the making over a year now. First I was disappointed after I scanned the report of 254 pages, but then I realized that this is only a reflection of the philosophy of stak...

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Curacao 3.0 is connected to the earth

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (418)

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained horticultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[1][2]

The core tenets of permaculture are:[3][4]

Take care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.

Take care of the people:...

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Education Curacao 3.0

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (5974)

The famous Curacoan musician Julian Coco, who passed away in Febuary 2013, had right: education is is the only salvation.

My Mom and Dad both were educators. It is the most common profession in my family. I have grown up surrounded by teachers. Let me mention a few of them: Testing, Broekhoven Kamperveen, Jean Pierre, Blijd, Shak Shie, Stuger, Jansen, Clementina, Falbru, Jonis. I, myself worked in education. I was associate professor at the University of the Neth...

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