The green economy is one that improves human well-being with a sustainable economy that has low to zero carbon emissions. A green economy will significantly reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Likewise, a green economy has a one-planet footprint where all energy is derived from naturally replenished renewable resources.
The growth of a green economy is driven by investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resources efficiency, and prevents loss of biodiversity and ecosystems services.
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Keith Nurse, UWI Executive Director and UWI/WTO Chair will participate in the day long conference highlighting new media approaches at The New School in New York on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Keith is the executive producer of the 50 minute documentary, Forward Home – The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora, which will be screened at the Theresa Lang student center. For further info check out @Creatively Speaking Film Series on Facebook.
Developing countries and emerging economies have played an ever-expanding role in world trade flows in recent decades but they still face a number of constraints in connecting to global markets. In this volume, members of the WTO’s academic network in developing countries — the WTO Chairs Programme — identify major challenges in their respective countries and how to overcome them.
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RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Connecting to global markets
Challenges and opportunities: case studies presented by WTO chair-holders
The UWI Consulting Company with support from the World Trade Organization Chair at UWI and in collaboration with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva along with the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Service Industries hosted the workshop on Trade Policy, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability on September 19 and 20, 2013, at the Kapok Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Read more
Compete Caribbean is a private sector development program that provides technical assistance grants and investment funding to support productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives and Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) development activities in the Caribbean region. The program, jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), supports projects in 15 Caribbean countries. The program’s estimated value is US$40.0 million, of which DFID and DFATD contributed US$32.55 million. Projects in the OECS countries are implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank.