Road Map on Building a Green Economy for Sustainable Development in Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada (2012)
The primary objective of this study is to design an integrated strategy, based on government criteria and expert assessment, for the transformation of the economy of Carriacou and Petite Martinique into a greener and more sustainable economy. The study seeks to design an approach for a transition to sustainable development for Carriacou and Petite Martinique according to criteria specified by government representatives and national experts. The experiences and lessons learned from this study will provide valuable information and awareness for other SIDS.
The study will generate substantive knowledge about the most important development blocks necessary for sustainable economies of SIDS with similar challenges and objectives.
The study is being conducted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs (MOCPMA) and the Ministry of Environment, Foreign Trade and Expert Development of Grenada. It addresses relevant priority areas on green economy, environmentally sound technologies, technology transfer, sustainable development, climate change and national energy profile assessments.
The effort represent an attempt to formulate a “green economy road map” for the transition towards sustainable development in a time frame of one or two decades. The study assesses and presents proposals for change in major development blocks including: energy, water, education, employment, transport, agriculture and food security, ecotourism and environmental issues.
Area of interest: Grenada