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Caribbean nations rally around pollution-free future

Caribbean nations rally around pollution-free future

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Caribbean Island States signalled their commitment to achieving a pollution-free future on 27 August 2019, with representatives of nine Caribbean nations gathering to launch the Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS) programme in Port of Spain.

The $450 million ISLANDS initiative aims to tackle chemical and waste management in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) globally, with a focus on Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean states.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Saint Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development, Dr Gale Rigobert, emphasised the need for SIDS-appropriate sustainable technologies for waste treatment.

Source: eKKLESIA

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