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.
This highlights how rural communities and other stakeholders negotiate consensus on how to sustainably use forest resources and minimize negative impacts on the forest from other activities in the landscape so that forest resources are conserved and well-being, economic and livelihood benefits are optimised.
Small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean green economy factor in environmental and social costs and benefits in their economic models as part of the “triple bottom line approach”.
Case study on the use of participatory three dimensional modeling to facilitate effective contribution of civil society in the Caribbean islands in planning for action on climate change
Strengthening Institutional Arrangements in Trinidad and Tobago to Facilitate Climate Change Adaptation Policy Formulation and Execution
Supporting Small and Micro Enterprises to be pathways to a Caribbean green economy
‘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.
CANARI is a member of the International Research Forum (IRF2015 www.irf2015.org), a collaboration of 11 international research institutions providing critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising for a post 2015 development agenda. As part of this work, CANARI produced a briefing paper to help inform a coherent and coordinated Caribbean SIDS negotiating strategy for the continuing post-2015 negotiations and other related processes.