(PRESS RELEASE) – The Sustainable Development and Environment Division with the support of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI),the Global Climate Change Alliance Project (GCCA), and the OECS iLAND Resilience Project, is seeking to develop the Environmental Management Bill of 2014, Pollution Regulations Bill, and the development of Climate Change Legislation for Saint Lucia.
This consultation is critical as the OECS seeks to change behaviors and attitudes in response to climate change, including conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, coastal zone management, pollution control and environmental monitoring and information systems. As a result the activity aims to gain input from government and civil society to design a new legislative framework on environmental management and climate change.
As part of the Bill development process, the organising parties are encouraging stakeholder input in order to build on the existing draft environment management bill and draft pollution bill.
” We have been examining the issues that have been discerned by CANARI-our consultants, in order to ensure that our stakeholders will be comfortable with what will be presented with in the final piece of legislation,” informs Chief Sustainable Development/Environment officer-Annette Rattigan.
The project will end in August 2018, by which time the final piece of legislation would be presented to key stakeholders organisations.