Articles by admin:
Water Issues in Guadeloupe: From the tunnel of a segmented approach to the prospects of a networked urban response

By Axel Grava     March 20, 2020 Sustainable Development Goal 6 focuses on the need to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all“.  That goal is difficult to achieve in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as Guadeloupe, which are likely to experience water shortages. 71% to 91% of low-lying SIDS face the risk of […]

By with 0 comments
Climate Change and the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Lloyd Gardner First published as an Op-ed in the Virgin Islands Source on March 2, 2012 An October 2011 Associated Press article on climate change stated that a leading skeptic of climate change, after conducting his own study, concluded that the earth’s surface temperature is rising. This was notable because this particular climate skeptic, Richard Muller, is said to […]

By with 0 comments
Environmental Impact Assessment and Development Planning in the Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner   March 1, 2012 Environmental impact assessment (EIA) can be defined simply as a mechanism for identifying the likely environmental impacts of an action.  Within the Caribbean, EIA is used in two basic ways; (i) as an evaluation tool for identifying the environmental impacts of specific projects, and (ii) as a process for facilitating public participation in […]

By with 0 comments
Community Empowerment for Climate Adaptation

By John Waugh   January 30, 2012 Hurricanes have always been the dread of Small Island Developing States in the tropics, and nowhere are they feared more than in the insular Caribbean.  Models of our changing climate predict more intense tropical storms, but that isn’t the only thing the future has in store for the Caribbean.  Climate change is also expected […]

By with 0 comments
Urban Green Spaces and Development in the Insular Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner   January 1, 2012 Green spaces were traditionally included in urban development to achieve objectives such as aesthetics (verges and gardens), provision of recreational opportunities (gardens, camp grounds, playing fields, urban parks), and delineation of particular land uses (e.g. green belts used to demarcate residential areas or set city limits).  Green spaces contribute to an urban community’s […]

By with 0 comments
Regional Environmental Information Networks in the Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner   December 1, 2011 One of the supporting elements of environment and development programmes is the establishment of communication and information sharing mechanisms.  Such mechanisms have evolved to include professional networks and the use of internet-based communication tools.  During the 1980s and 1990s, the establishment of national environmental management agencies, the rapid growth in the number of […]

By with 0 comments
Cost of Social Conflicts in Tourism Development in the Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner   November 1, 2011 The Caribbean community is reminded constantly that the tourism industry produces significant economic benefits to Caribbean economies. Less discussed, but of major concern, are the environmental and social costs associated with Caribbean tourism development.  Though there have been previous attempts to identify the environmental impacts associated with tourism in the Caribbean, the costs […]

By with 0 comments