European OCTs in the Caribbean
Yes, there are still some Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union in the Caribbean, alongside the sovereign states of the region. In 2019, I joined the EU ReSEMBID (Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity) Programme as Advisor for Sustainable Energy and participated in team missions to Curaçao, Saba, Saint Bartélemy, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten. The beauty of the islands and the kindness of their people sometimes conceil the threats to their nature and societies from natural disasters and the degradation of the environment. On the other hand, I witnessed an encouraging move to renewable energy on several islands and continue to contribute to the programme’s pledge to advance further sustainable energy development.