Grenada is committed to transition to a low carbon development path through increasing the efficiency of energy usage and the further deployment of indigenous sources of renewable energy. Grenada voluntarily commits to a minimum target of reducing its total GHG emissions by 20% below Business As Usual by 2020.
The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) is an historic conservation initiative that brings together for the first time governments, companies and partners to accelerate action on conservation in the Caribbean. Together, the 9 participating countries and territories have committed to conserve at least 20% of nearshore and coastal environments in marine protected areas by 2020 with the help of private and public sector partners. The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund has been established to support achievement of the CCI commitments by 2020.
The Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project (CEELP) sought to catalyze the transition to low carbon economies and sustainable energy sectors through the provision of energy efficient lighting to communities in the Eastern Caribbean. The project assisted countries in removing the policy, capacity and investment barriers to energy efficient lighting. The project goals were aligned with the SIDS DOCK objective to increase energy efficiency by at least 25%, and the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) objective of doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency. The private sector was en...[more]
To effectively conserve and manage 25% percent of Grenada's nearshore marine environment and the sustainable development of its coastline by 2020. To have in place fully functioning sustainable finance mechanisms that will provide long-term and reliable funding to conserve and sustainably manage the marine and coastal resources and the environment in each participating country and territory.
The general objective of the Commission is to promote the effective conservation, management and development of the living marine resources of the area of competence of the Commission, in accordance with the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, and address common problems of fisheries management and development faced by members of the Commission. 16 of WECAFC's 35 members are considered small island developing States.
Led by the Presidents of Palau and Seychelles, the Prime Minister of Grenada and the Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the Global Island Partnership promotes action to build resilient and sustainable island communities by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaboration. It is a partnership for all islands, regardless of size or political status, to take greater action to conserve and sustainably utilize invaluable island natural resources that support people, culture and livelihoods around the world.
This partnership that promotes sustainability has been on-going since 2003. It went into dormancy for some time but has been revived in 2014 and has been expanded with new partners. The principal goal is to assist participating rural business, organizations and groups, with ways and means to earn income and increase wealth (assets) through expanding overall sustainability in and for Grenada. We believe we can be part of the global movement to increase the national economic pie while reducing poverty, destruction and ignorance and enhancing the environment. Grenada is small enocuh (110...[more]
Grenada Vision 2030 goal of becoming 100% green in our electricity and transport sectors.
Grenada is currently piloting a number of Ecosystem based adaptation projects throughout the country in order to combat the negative effects of Climate Change . In partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, the Project "Building Capacity for Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" was initiated in Grenada. The Project has been generously funded by the European Commission. The project aims to: Enhance and demonstrate integrated planning tools and technical guidance to assist decision- making and effective stakeholder consultation ...[more]
As part of the Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS) programme, with support from the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) programme, a coastal zone management policy has been developed for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. It provides a vision for the future use, development and protection of the nation’s coastal zone by setting out policies to guide relationships among resource users, community facilities and The policy was developed through numerous field visits, consultations and inputs from more than 100 stakeholders, including government and non-gover...[more]
The Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF-IWEco Project) is a five-year multi-focal area regional project that will be financed from (i) country GEF STAR allocations under Land Degradation and Biodiversity portfolios for national interventions and supported by (ii) funding from the GEF International Waters and Sustainable Forest Management portfolios for regional-level actions. A total of ten Caribbean countries will be participating in the project.
The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) is designed to strengthen the capacity of countries in the Caribbean to invest in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies, as prioritised in their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). These technologies will help reduce the dependence on fossil fuel imports, setting the region on a low-emission development path; as well as improve the region’s ability to respond to climate risks and opportunities in the long-run, through resilient development approaches that go beyond disast...[more]
IRENA has developed the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative to support the strategic deployment of renewable energy in SIDS, to bring clarity to policy makers regarding the required steps, and to enable targeted action. As a joint effort of SIDS and development partners, this framework for action will assist in transforming SIDS energy systems through the establishment of the enabling conditions for a renewable energy-based future, by moving away from developing projects in isolation to a holistic approach that considers all relevant elements spanning from policy and market frameworks, through technol...[more]
Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans - Caribbean Project (Grenada) provides an opportunity for us to connect ocean solutions to our local communities and our international visitors through ‘Artivism’ - activism to support ocean protection through art. We have seen the impact of PangeaSeed’s work worldwide and are proud to take this historic step in providing resources to initiate the first ever Sea Walls Mural for the Oceans Activation Festival in the Caribbean starting with our island of Pure Grenada Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans - Caribbean Project (Grenada) will bring in 10 globally renowned arti...[more]
In May 2016 Grenada joined the Republic of the Maldives as the second global SIDS and first Caribbean SIDS to join in partnership with Parley for the Oceans to adopt and implement Parley’s A.I.R. strategy to end ocean plastic pollution. In September 2016 the United Nations and Parley, through a unique partnership with the office of the High Representative of Least Developed Countries, Land -Locked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, launched a Call to Action with the endorsement of several UN SIDS. By further endorsing the UN SIDS Call to Action 2017, Grenada leads the imp...[more]
The Parties join forces to support sustainable increases in the productivity of: - marine food systems, - single-use and multi-use coastal and ocean spaces, - coastal people's livelihoods that are threatened by climate change,- practices that contribute to sustainable use of coastal and marine resources.