Barbados
Focal Point
Mr Lionel Nurse
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Housing, Lands and the Environment (Environment Division)

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Green economy Practices/Policies/Initiatives in Barbados
  • Barbados Sustainable Finance Group
    Sustainable finance has been identified by Acting Minister of the Environment, Senator Haynesley Benn, as a key opportunity for growth for Barbados and the wider Caribbean, in light of the economic slowdown being faced by some of the region's major trading partners.
  • National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
    The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) is intended to define the current status of biodiversity, the threats leading to its degradation and the strategies and priority actions to ensure its conservation and sustainable use within the framework of the socio-economic development of the country.
  • National Strategic Plan of Barbados
    The National Strategic Plan (NSP) of Barbados 2005-2025 sets out Government?s main development agenda for the 20 year period 2005-2025. Goal four of the NSP is aimed at specifically of "Building a Green Economy: Strengthening the physical infrastructure and preserving the environment."
  • Partnership for a Resource-Efficient Green Economy
    In 2011 the Prime Minister of Barbados launched a Government of Barbados and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Partnership for a Resource-Efficient Green Economy in Barbados, with a key plank being the undertaking of a Green Economy Scoping Study (GESS).
  • The Barbados Sustainable Development Policy
    The Barbados Sustainable Development Policy was finalized in 2002 by the National Commission on Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the Environment Division. It was approved by Cabinet in 2003 and was laid in Parliament in January 2004.
  • The draft Barbados Energy Policy
    The Government of Barbados wishes to develop and implement a national energy policy to mitigate the negative impacts of the oil prices and take advantage of national renewable and non-renewable resources.
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