Sustainable development

Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • CYAP TO TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD SECURITY CONCERNS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Environmental concerns and food security are two new issues which the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) have identified as growing risks to the Regional youth population, and plan to play a more active role in these areas. The new focus areas were selected during the April 21 – 23 meeting in Barbados. In…

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  • COMMUNITY APPROACH TOWARDS ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Ministers of the Environment have given the green light for a Community approach to tackle environmental and natural resource management and have mandated the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to coordinate consultations with national and regional stakeholders to develop the proposed CARICOM Environment and Natural Resource Policy Framework (CENRPF). The Secretariat is also to mobilize…

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  • GOVERNANCE IMPORTANT TO ENVIRONMENT ISSUES

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The recognition of the need to focus on the governance of the various strands of the environment and natural resources issues was one of the most instructive outcomes of the meeting of officials of the Twenty-Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Integration (COTED) on the Environment. This was the view…

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  • SHAPING A CARIBBEAN ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY FRAMEWORK IN A COMMUNITY FOR ALL : REMARKS BY DR EDWARD GREENE ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL, HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT , AT THE TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED) (ENVIRONMENT), 17-18 APRIL 2008, LILIENDAAL, GREATER GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    This Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) is significant as much for the fact that it is actually taking place, as it is for its ultimate goal in helping to fashion a Caribbean Environment and Natural Resource Policy Framework. This is not an easy task given the multifaceted ambit of environmental issues, its widespread impact…

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  • REGION URGED TO MAKE THE ENVIRONMENT A PRIORITY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Twenty-Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on the Environment opened formally on 17 April 2008 with the acknowledgement that collective action was critical to confronting the environmental challenges that the Region faced. The link between the environment and the quality of life of the Region’s citizens was…

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  • INTEGRAL LINK BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, FUNCTIONAL COOPERATION – DR. EDWARD GREEN

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Dr. Edward Greene, Assistant Secretary-General Human and Social Development, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, has underscored the integral link between sustainable development and functional cooperation. According to Dr. Greene, the two elements both help to harness multi-sectoral, multi-cultural and inter-sectoral programmes around a common objective – the integration of the human and social factors of…

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  • CARICOM MINISTERS LOOK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Government with responsibility for the Environment begin a two-day meeting in Georgetown on Thursday 17 April 2008 aimed at charting a course to curb environmental degradation. At least nine Ministers will attend the Twenty-Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). In brief remarks at…

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  • SPECIAL COTED ON ENVIRONMENT IN GEORGETOWN

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The environmental dimension within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Climate Change and Disaster Management, are high on the agenda of a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on the Environment on 17-18 April 2008. Jamaica will be in the chair for this the Twenty-Fifth Special COTED which…

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  • SUSTAINABLE USE OF FISHERIES RESOURCES VITAL – CARICOM DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The importance of the regional fisheries resources to the people of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) demands that steps be taken towards establishing a common fisheries regime to ensure the sustainable use of the available resources. This was underscored by Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General today. In her remarks at the start of a…

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  • JAGDEO INITIATIVE WILL ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL AGRICULTURE SECTOR

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The policies and programmes for the agriculture sector in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as set out in the Jagdeo Initiative will ensure that the Region’s agriculture sector is given priority in order for it to become sustainable. This was underscored by the Jamaica Minister for Agriculture and Land, the Honourable Roger Clarke as he…

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