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Youth in Action Cleaning up the Coastal Zone in St. Kitts

Youth in Service Day 2021 was marked on 13th February in St. Kitts and Nevis with the largest ever coordinated beach clean up.  The Caribbean Youth Environment Network in St. Kitts and Nevis (CYEN in SKN) partnered with the Department of Youth Empowerment to lead beach clean ups on ten (10) beaches all over the island of St. Kitts.  Over 172 volunteers rallied to clean up more than 930 kg of trash from the coastal zone.  IWEco SKN supported this wonderful effort!

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Putting people at the centre in IWEco - Mobilizing local communities with the help of GEF SGP

An integral part of the UNEP-implemented GEF-funded IWEco Project is executed through the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP). This article describes some of the activities that have been facilitated by the GEF SGP in its work to support local communities in IWEco countries. 

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What are Caribbean ecosystems worth? IWEco provides training in Economic Valuation

IWEco's 6th Partners' Webinar, scheduled to take place on 15th September 2020, features training in Economic Services Valuation (ESV) to project participating countries and sets the stage for an economic valuation of the Negril Great Morass, site of Jamaica's National sub-project. 

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Reversing Land Degradation = Biodiversity Conservation = Quality of Life in Caribbean SIDS

The UNEP-implemented, GEF-funded IWEco Project includes sustainable forest management, biodiversity and land degradation as focal areas.  This article explores and introduces the way that IWEco's national sub-projects in six countries (Cuba, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago) are addressing them, of crucial importance Caribbean SIDS. 

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Acting for the common good – COVID-19 lessons for IWEco

The IWEco Project Coordination Unit considers early lessons learned from the novel coronovirus pandemic and their implications for tackling water, land, ecosystem management and climate change.

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