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Two reports launched

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Two reports launched

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TODAY, WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, saw the launching of two major reports looking at the sustainability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including Barbados.
The first report, the SIDS Foresight Report, outlined 20 key challenges and ways to tackle them.
The second, the Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study Synthesis Report, was compiled by government and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
The Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study is a roadmap for policymakers and businesses for the greening of five key industries – agriculture, fisheries, transportation, tourism and housing and construction.
They were released today during a Press conference at Parliament Buildings with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Dr Denis Lowe, Minister of the Environment.
Meanwhile, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) director Achim Steiner lauded Barbados as “a green economy pioneer”, of which UNEP was proud to be an ally. (RJ)