A workshop was held on Environment and Sustainability in conjunction of a meeting of the Caribbean Studies Association in Grenada on 3 – 7 June 2013. This year’s meeting included a focus on the green/blue economy, sustainable fisheries and marine governance, and climate change issues.
This year’s programme was co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC), in appreciation of the late Ossie Gibbs’s contribution to CHEC when he was a member of the Governing Board during his time as High Commissioner of Grenada to the UK in the 1980s.
The E&S programme ran throughout this year’s meeting, and is growing year on year. (See attached programme.) CHEC is particularly appreciative of the efforts of the Programme Chair Maggie Shrimpton the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in minimising overlap of sessions that address E&S issues. Particular thanks are also due to Grenada’s Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in facilitating high level participation from the Ministry in the E&S programme, and in actively supporting a memorable E&S excursion to the fishing village of Gouyave.