Regional policy harmonisation as a bridge between global and national policy arenas: The St. George’s Declaration on Principles for Environmental Sustainability in the Eastern Caribbean The St. George’s Declaration of Principles for Environmental Sustainability in the OECS (SGD) is an environmental policy framework adopted by the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States […]
Fulfilling the promise: Strengthening environmental diplomacy in the Caribbean This paper examines the circumstances that catalysed and sustained the participation of the Caribbean in the international sustainable development process. The focus of the paper is on the period between 1962 – following the collapse of the Federation and the emergence of independent Caribbean states – and […]
We are pleased to present the Annual Report of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) for the period July 2013-June 2014. This highlights the diversity of CANARI’s work to address critical sustainable development issues in the Caribbean islands.
Description of project: The Soufriere-Scotts Head-Gallion area has many diverse activities taking place- agriculture, forestry, fishing, diving, etc. It is also the home of the Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve (SSMR). Spatial planning is required to improve resilience to climate change and extreme events. CANARI is facilitating engagement of key stakeholders in building a model […]
‘Taking it to the market’ is the fourth phase of the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust I- funded project that is supporting the development of natural resource-based enterprises in Trinidad and Tobago. Both Brasso Seco Tourism Action Committee and the Brasso Seco Morne La Croix Farmers’ Association are working with an enterprise development expert to develop quality products and market them. The 12 month project ends in June 2015
The ecologies and economies of the small island developing states in the Caribbean region are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Effective and timely policy responses can lessen these impacts and build resilience.
As part of a Climate Change Development Network (CDKN) funded project, CANARI produced a policy brief looking at ways to strengthen institutional arrangements in Trinidad and Tobago to facilitate climate change adaptation policy formulation and execution.