GRENADA HOSTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MEETING
Written by Maryam Tawfiq on January 30, 2018
Attention was given to issues affecting Climate Change resilience when Grenada’s Sustainable Development Council held its successful first stakeholders meeting for 2018.
More than 50 people attended the half-day session on Friday, at the Public Workers’ Union headquarters in Tanteen, St George’s. The meeting included presentations on the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, “COP23’’, held last November in Bonn, Germany.
Other presentations focused on technology needs and enhancement through a Lidar Project facilitated by French company, Fugo. The project will deliver a geodetic network for ease of access to topographical maps and other tools to surveyors, and other players involved in land administrations and management.
The meeting was timely, since it followed the OECS/EU Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) project’s Building Code consultation held late in 2017. This consultation sought to sensitize stakeholders on the importance of building codes and the critical importance of adhering to them.
Future meetings of the Sustainable Development Council are expected to address more topics dealing with Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change Adaptation.