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ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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TRADE

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CHANGING CONSUMPTION PATTERNS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

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Challenges

Research is in progress on how to create more sustainable production and consumption patterns. However, technical training and access to resources for public education are needed.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies  

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Financing

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Cooperation

No information is available.

 

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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FINANCING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status

Projects financed through Foreign Direct Investment must be preceded by an environmental impact assessment.

Environmental taxes have not been introduced, and environmentally unsustainable subsidies have not been identified.

OAS provided financial assistance for the establishment of community-based enterprises based on the products of NEEM (Azadirachta indica).

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies  

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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TECHNOLOGY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

The specific protection of intellectual property rights has not been addressed; however, the registration of trademarks, a small facet, has been accounted for in legislation.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

There is no national policy or strategy for the promotion of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) in general or in special sectors. ESTs are most urgently needed in agriculture and in the tourism sector.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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INDUSTRY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

There is no national policy or strategy for ecologically sustainable industrial development. Reports on issues related to industrial development are prepared on request for bodies such as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status

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Challenges

The main problems associated with industrial activities are seepage of partially treated sewage to waterways and choking of near-shore ecosystems due to improper disposal of waste. These stresses are primarily created from the tourism industry. The development of tourism sites close to freshwater ecosystems is especially a considerable problem.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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TRANSPORT

 

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

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Challenges

Tourism creates significant stresses on the environment, e.g. through seepage of partially treated sewage to waterways and choking of near-shore ecosystems due to improper disposal of waste.

The development of tourism sites close to freshwater ecosystems is especially a considerable problem.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

No information is available.

Information

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Research and Technologies

No information is available.  

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

 

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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