October 14, 2019

Eastern Caribbean transition to Green Economy rated as below average in newly released Green Economy Barometer 2018

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Port of Spain, November 6, 2018 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) in collaboration with the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) today released the Eastern Caribbean Green Economy Barometer 2018. A major finding from this ground-breaking document is that the traditional approach of a one-dimensional focus on development through a narrow profit or GDP only […]

Guyana recognises SMEs as a key pathway in its transition to a Green State

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Port of Spain, October 25, 2018 – Caribbean governments are recognising the importance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the transition to green-blue economies that are more environmentally sustainable, inclusive and resilient. Guyana has now outlined its bold plans for becoming a Green State by 2040. This was the focus of the recent “Green […]

New reports on vulnerability and readiness to adapt to climate change in the Anguilla and Montserrat fisheries sectors

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Port of Spain, October 12, 2018 – New reports from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) highlight key vulnerabilities and identify priorities and readiness for adaptation to climate change in the fisheries sector of the UK Overseas Territories, Anguilla and Montserrat. The vulnerability assessment report – based on participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) that captured local […]

Spotlight on the Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery

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The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies of the University of the West Indies (UWI-CERMES) are pleased to present to you the documentary-Spotlight on the Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery. This sixteen-minute dive into the state of the Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery is an output of the Caribbean Regional […]

Grenadian stakeholders finalise forestry, wildlife and protected area frameworks for the tri-island state

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St. Georges, September 19, 2018 – Practitioners, policy makers and civil society groups participated in the second national workshop to complete the updating of the National Forest Policy and Strategic Plan, and Protected Area, Forest and Wildlife Act for Grenada. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) facilitated this second national workshop along with the Ministry […]

Stakeholders input into development of new climate change and environmental management legislation to build resilience in Saint Lucia

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Port of Spain, July 24, 2018 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and Department of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development in Saint Lucia engaged government, civil society and private sector stakeholders to input into a national workshop to enhance Saint Lucia’s environmental legislation from June 26-27, 2018. The […]

T&T civil society calls on government and international development community to ally with them to deliver 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda locally

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Joint statement from SDGs Catalysts Network and wider civil society in Trinidad & Tobago Issued by: The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) Trinidad and Tobago, July 9, 2018 – Meaningful and active participation of all sectors of society is needed for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to be truly transformative. Endorsed by 193 countries worldwide, […]

Oxford economists raise alarm at vanishing wealth of nature

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Port of Spain, December 14, 2017 – The Caribbean needs to pay attention to findings by top economists which show that the decline of nature poses severe threats to continued national and global prosperity. New research from a team of Oxford economists launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh shows that Ministries […]

Development of oceans needs to bring economic, environmental and social benefits to Caribbean people

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Port of Spain, June 13, 2017 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has recognised the potential for coastal and marine resources to be sustainably used to bring economic benefits to the region.  At a key international conference examining how oceans should be managed, the Institute called for a focus on social equity and good governance […]

CANARI celebrates successes and reflects on new Caribbean priorities for its work

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Port of Spain, May 01, 2017 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is reflecting on what role it plays as a values-driven non-profit regional technical institute catalysing and facilitating participatory approaches to natural resources management to deliver positive benefits in terms of environmental conservation and improved well-being of people across the Caribbean islands. The […]