Environment and Energy

Energy and environment are essential for sustainable development. The poor are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and lack of access to clean affordable energy services. These issues are also global as climate change, loss of biodiversity and ozone layer depletion cannot be addressed by countries acting alone. Globally, UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address these challenges at global, national and community levels, seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through pilot projects that help poor people build sustainable livelihoods.

Our Goals

UNDP Barbados and the OECS is committed to advocating for the global environmental relevance of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Eastern Caribbean. We aim at having the SIDS-specific circumstances and challenges in the sub-region known and understood in international and regional fora.more

Nutmeg Replanting in Grenada

Local farmer in Grenada benefits from the GEF funded nutmeg replanting and solar drying project. Photo UNDPmore

Our Stories

  • Agronomist David Bynoe showing the members of a Barbados community how to grow the produce. Photo: UNDP

    From Savings to Health: A Community Agricultural Initiative

    Barbados, Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Senator Hensley Benn revealed that at the end of 2007, Barbados’ food import bill was $523,995,835 (US $261,997,719). Hemore

Projects and Initiatives

Capacity Building Sustainable Land Management in Grenada

Sustainable land management (SLM) involves the use of terrestrial resources and ecosystems e.g. soils, plants to provide goods and services e.g. food, drinking water, fuel, timber, without detriment to the long-term productive potential of these resources and their environmental functions. SLM is critical to minimizing and rehabilitating the effects of land degradation, and ensuring optimal use of resources for sustainable development and poverty alleviation. more

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