The Environmental Governance programme seeks to better understand and influence the philosophies and mechanisms that underpin the management of the Caribbean’s natural environment. True to the Foundation’s history, a special focus is placed on how decisions are made towards more sustainable management of the environment. Through the projects and initiatives within this programmatic area, the Foundation seeks to influence and support more responsible decision making through approaches such as the collection and use of data; facilitating cross-sectoral consultation and governance mechanisms; and strategic advocacy.
Natural Resource Governance and Management
The value of nature’s contribution to people is fully integrated into local, national and regional development policy planning and decision-making
- Enhanced ability of civil society, government and the private sector to collaborate for the sustainable management of environmental resources in economic development activities
- Increased and more informed public advocacy for development that incorporates nature’s contribution to people.
1.1 Incorporation of natural capital accounting or nature’s benefits into national reporting on the extractive industry sector
1.2 Empowerment of local communities to more effectively advocate for healthier and safer communities through data literacy and increased capacity to engage with government and other stakeholders
1.3 Increased capacity of the private sector to incorporate nature’s benefits into business planning and reporting
2.1 increased environmental literacy in the formal school system
2.2 Increased publicly available and credible information on environmental issues