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Grenada - National environmental action plan (English)

Faced with all the characteristics of an island developing state, Grenada is particularly susceptible to external economic factors; natural and man made disasters; limited land space for population development/growth; limited or non-existent institutional capacities, which place heavy burdens on the already scarce existing financial resources and which can restrict the management of the environment and natural resources. Its small size, geographical location, economic structure, cultural and community development have played a major role in creating a certain stress on the environment which could result in the destruction of its natural resources, if mechanisms are not put into place to ensure sustainable development. Moreover, development strategies have largely been employed without taking into account its fragile eco-systems and its specific economic and ecological vulnerabilities. The National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) seeks in particular to address the question of environmentally sustainable development in the state of Grenada and to determine what strategies need to be adopted to attain it. It forms part of an overall medium term strategy of the Government of Grenada to promote economic growth, while at the same time taking the appropriate steps to preserve and protect the environment within sustainable limits. The NEAP represents a bold initiative on the part of the Government of Grenada to tackle the problem of environmental degradation occasioned by the intensity and misuse of natural resources in the key economic sectors of agriculture and tourism.




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Grenada - National environmental action plan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.