Green Economy

About The Programme

Since 2010, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has been engaging Caribbean stakeholders in dialogues to explore ‘green economy’ in the Caribbean context and the pathways for transformation of our economic development models though our Green Economy programme. More recently, the term ‘blue economy’ has been used to emphasise the significance of coastal and marine resources for economic development.  Regardless, the core focus is the same and CANARI’s goal under this programme is to “to effectively and equitably engage stakeholders in developing a model of economic development for the Caribbean that facilitates ecological sustainability and social equity”.
Exploring how small and micro-enterprises can be a pathway to a more inclusive green economy is one of the areas of focus under this programme.  This will require building an enabling legal and fiscal framework and strengthening the delivery of microfinance and appropriate technical support.  At the same time, small and microentrepreneurs need to assess how they can deliver environmental and social co-benefits as ‘green’ and/or ‘social’ enterprises.  The Programme is also examining how key sectors (e.g. energy, tourism, agriculture) can be transformed and how natural capital accounting and new measures of economic development can be included to support this transformation to inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies in the Caribbean.

Publications

Case Study No. 5: Local Green-Blue Enterprises in the Caribbean – Mt Plaisir Estate Hotel: A local green-blue enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago 2019

Case Study No. 4: Local Green-Blue Enterprises in the Caribbean – Twigs Naturals: A local green-blue enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago 2019

Case Study No. 3: Local Green-Blue Enterprises in the Caribbean – Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project: A local green-blue enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago 2019

Case Study No. 2: Local Green-Blue Enterprises in the Caribbean – Green Market Santa Cruz: A local green-blue enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago 2019

Case Study No. 1: Local Green-Blue Enterprises in the Caribbean – Grande Riviere Nature Tour Guides Association: A local green-blue enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago 2018

Profile of CANARI’s Local Green-Blue Enterprise Radar

Santa Cruz Declaration on Local Green Enterprises

10 ways that Small and Micro Enterprises can drive the Caribbean green economy

The role of civil society in the transition to a new model of economic development: Experiences from the Caribbean

CANARI Policy Brief No. 19: Supporting Small and Micro Enterprises to be pathways to a Caribbean green economy

CANARI Policy Brief No. 14: Supporting Green Economy Pathways in the Caribbean through Action Learning

CANARI Policy Brief No. 19: Supporting Small and Micro Enterprises to be pathways to a Caribbean green economy
CANARI Policy Brief No. 14: Supporting Green Economy Pathways in the Caribbean through Action Learning

CANARI Policy Brief No: 13: Towards a green and resilient economy for the Caribbean (English, French, Spanish)

CANARI Discussion paper No. 8: Regional economic uncertainties and risk– the next 10 years

CANARI Discussion paper No. 7: Community-based development through arts and culture: Case study from Laborie, Saint Lucia

CANARI Discussion paper No 6: The policy flux: Current green economy policy initiatives in the Caribbean

CANARI Discussion paper No. 5: Green economy in practice: The Barbadian perspective

CANARI Discussion paper No. 4: Catalysing and supporting sustainable small, medium and micro enterprise development

CANARI Discussion paper No. 3: From a “doorstep economy” to a green economy: a case study of Cuba

CANARI Discussion paper No. 2: Triple bottom line methods for assessing public investment: the case of Invest Saint Lucia

CANARI Discussion paper No. 1: The Green Economy Factory

Green economies in the Caribbean Perspectives, priorities and an action learning agenda

Rethinking Caribbean economic development: exploring a green economy approach


Contact

CANARI Programme Manager

Nicole Leotaud, Executive Director, nicole@canari.org

CANARI Programme Advisor(s)

Cletus Springer, Director, Department of Sustainable Development, Organisation of American States

Steve Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development