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Greening tourism, contributes around 12 per cent of Saint Lucia’s gross domestic product

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Castries, St Lucia – Greening tourism, which contributes around 12 per cent of Saint Lucia’s gross domestic product, diversifying agriculture and transforming the fossil fuels-based energy sector could help the Caribbean island strengthen its environmental and economic resilience, according to a new study launched last week.

Released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the Green Economy Scoping Study for Saint Lucia couples an in-depth analysis of Saint Lucia’s agriculture and tourism sectors with a more general review of manufacturing, transport and construction, integrating the key elements of energy, water and waste management.

The study recommends policy reforms, which can help speed up the transition to a green economy in Saint Lucia which, like many small island developing states, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Source: Caribbean News Now

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