Stuart: Help for green economy
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has appealed for international assistance and co-operation in?Barbados’ efforts to transform to a green economy.
He said given their high debt profile, vulnerability to external shocks, openness, limited capacity of their markets and the need for institutional strengthening and capacity building, Barbados and other CARICOM states would require financing and technical cooperation to make the transition.
The Prime Minister spoke extensively on Barbados’ initiatives to transition to a resource-efficient economy to achieve economic, social and environmental sustainability as he officially opened a two-day Caribbean Green Economy Forum at Almond Resort yesterday.
He also received the Green Economy Scoping Study Synthesis Report from deputy principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau, following a year-long United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) funded study conducted by the university.
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