The Department of Environment (DOE) within the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment partnered with the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea of the Republic of Italy to procure two electric buses for use in the Antiguan School Bus Fleet. With a focus on shifting to electric mobility, the DOE aims to promote low emission public and private transportation systems in Antigua and Barbuda that are resilient to the projected impacts of climate change.
The DOE will launch the buses on Tuesday August 25th, 2020 at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium from 10am.
The DoE will also be hosting a press conference from 11 am – 12 pm. The aim of this press conference will be to speak about projects which either currently being implemented or in development at the Department of Environment. These projects include:
- Resilience to hurricanes in the Building Sector in Antigua and Barbuda- aka the GCF Build Project
- The Path to 2020 Project
- Preventing COSTS of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Barbados and the OECS Countries – aka the IAS Project
- An Integrated Approach to Physical Adaptation and Community Resilience in Antigua and Barbuda’s Northwest McKinnon’s Watershed – aka the AF Project
- Antigua and Barbuda Preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the 2015 Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – aka the 4NC Project
- Building Climate Resilience Through Innovative Financing Mechanism for Climate Change – aka the SCCF Project
- Electric Bus Pilot Project
- Enhancing Direct Access in the Easter Caribbean – aka the EDA Project
- Grid Interactive Solar PV Systems for Schools and Clinics – aka the GISS Project
- Monitoring and Assessment of MEA Implementation and Environmental Trends in Antigua and Barbuda – aka the CCCD Project
- Capacity Building for Improved Transparency through an Environment Registry in Antigua and Barbuda – aka the CBIT Project
As well as any other relevant projects or activities being undertaken by the Department of Environment. Further information on these projects can be found at https://www.environment.gov.ag/projects-reports#listing