The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is working with the Government of Grenada to execute a National Ecosystem Assessment of the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. This project is part of a global initiative on Supporting decision making and building capacity to support the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) through national ecosystem assessments.  Funding is through the  Government of Germany, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, International Climate Initiative (IKI) with global  project oversight by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre.  Grenada is the first Caribbean country and Small Island Developing State (SID) to be participating in this global initiative and will serve as an important pilot for the Caribbean region.

Key outputs of the 4-year project are as follows:

  •  Technical scoping and assessment reports on current status and threats to key ecosystems including impacts on all relevant sectors.       Communication materials to increase access to the evidence base and facilitate uptake of the
    assessment findings by practitioners and policy makers.
  • Policy support tools and methodologies for policy makers and key decision makers to guide and
    enhance conservation and sustainable management of Grenada’s ecosystems.
  • A national multi-stakeholder platform to support the assessment process, and to provide ongoing communities of practice facilitating a science-policy interface
  • A series of case studies and lessons learned made available through relevant communities of practice

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