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INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA


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INTEGRATED DECISION-MAKING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

A National Sustainable Development Coordination Body is in the process of being established. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment is the contact point, and the following are also involved:
the Central Board of Health,
the Government Statistics Unit,
the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, and
the Development Control Authority.

Environmental Impact Assessment has become essential when undertaking development projects.

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

Please see the table below.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

Please see the table below.

National Decision-Making Structure

1.National Sustainable Development Coordination Body: IN PROCESS
2.National Sustainable Development Policy: IN PROCESS
3.National Agenda 21/other strategy for SD: NO
4.Local/Regional Agenda(s) 21: NO
5.Environmental Impact Assessment Law: NO
6.Major Groups involved in Sustainable Development Decision-Making: NGOs

National Instruments and Programmes

1.Sustainable. Dev. or Environmental education incorporated into school curricula: IN PROCESS
2.Sustainable Development Indicators Program: NO
3.Ecolabel Regulations: NO
4.Recycle/Reuse Programs: NO
5.Green Accounting Program: NO
6.Access to Internet: YES
7.Access to World Wide Web: YES
8.A national World Wide Web Site for Sustainable Dev. or State of the Environment: NO
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Policies, Programmes, and Legislation

1.Combatting poverty: IN PROCESS
2.Changing consumption and production patterns: NO
3.Atmosphere: NO
4.Land Use Planning: YES
5.Forest and Deforestation: YES
6.Desertification and Drought: YES
7.Sustainable Mountain Development: NO
8.Sustainable Agriculture: YES
9.Biological Diversity: IN PROCESS
10.Biotechnology: NO
11.Oceans and Coastal Areas: YES
12.Freshwater Management: YES
13.Toxic Chemicals: NO
14.Hazardous Wastes: IN PROCESS
15.Solid Wastes: IN PROCESS
16.Radioactive Wastes: NO
17.Energy: NO
18.Transport: NO
19.Sustainable Tourism: YES

Status

No information is available.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

Research and Technologies

No information is available.

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Conservation Association. An exchange of information on sustainable development issues at the regional or sub-regional level does not take place, but such an exchange would be useful, and would be best executed through OECS. Better identification of systems most appropriate and beneficial to small-island states would be needed.

 

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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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MAJOR GROUPS

WOMEN

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

No information is available.

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was ratified in 1989.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status

No information is available.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

Research and Technologies

No information is available.

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

 

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NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

No information is available.

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

NGOs participate in decision-making for sustainable development.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

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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SCIENCE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

No information is available.

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status

Two thousand and ninety nationals of Antigua and Barbuda are holders of university degrees or an equivalent and are considered to be "potential scientists and engineers". This is 3% out of a total population of 59,355.

Challenges

The Environment Unit in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment facilitates dialogue between the scientific community, the Government and the public at large. However, better access to the resources of the media would be a great help.

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  

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

Research and Technologies  

No information is available.

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

Reports on science issues are occasionally prepared for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), e.g. through funding proposals.

 

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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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INFORMATION

No information is available.

 

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INTERNATIONAL LAW

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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