Stretching from the bustling streets of Havana to the coral reefs of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean region comprises 30 nations and is one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world.
But poverty is rife. Despite pockets of wealth, most people are struggling to make a living as natural disasters and financial shocks become more severe.
The Caribbean has huge potential for greener and fairer economies: a thriving small business sector, ample natural resources and a strong entrepreneurial tradition. As long as the transition is rooted in and owned by local communities it could power more resilient and flourishing economies.
Action and Learning
The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is leading an ongoing dialogue process in the Caribbean region on the opportunities for a greener and fairer economic model – one that emerges from the existing local economies and innovation. Working with local partners across the region, CANARI is
- Convening key representatives from business, civil society and policy to identify the opportunities, challenges and solutions for taking a new economic approach to scale as part of their Action Learning Group discussions.
- Exploring the opportunities for small businesses in the region
- Developing an online space to continue on the dialogue
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“It can be called 'green', 'pink' or 'blue'. What we know is that we want an economy that offers pathways out of poverty and towards self-advancement for Caribbean people”