National Action Programme Development

Residents of Union Island will be brought up to date about plans to develop a National Action Programme for Combating Land Degradation and Drought, as well as a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will hold the first meeting in a series of consultations with residents of Union Island tomorrow, at the Union Island Learning Resource Centre, commencing at 5:30 this afternoon.

The Consultation is geared at community involvement in the development of these plans and will be facilitated by local Environmentalist Dr. Reynold Murray.

The Ministry says the session also aims to build awareness of the issues relating to land degradation, drought, and biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of these resources, their threats and possible solutions.

Most importantly, it will seek to gain public feedback on these issues and to hear suggestions of possible solutions to these issues in order to facilitate the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification/Land degradation (UNCCD) and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) at the national level.