Special Edition for the Mauritius International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small island Developing States.
The Caribbean Environment Outlook assesses the state of the enivironment in the Caribbean SIDS and Low-Lying Coastal States in terms of the environmental concerns identified in the BPOA and the driving forces of the environmental change.
In 2003, UNEP initiated the preparation environment outlook reports for the Caribbean, Pacific and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans SIDS, as a contribution to the Mauritius International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the BPOA (Barbados +10) in 2005. The major objectives of these reports are to:
*Highlight the state of the environment in the SIDS showing the trends of national, regional and global significance;
*Provide policy guidance and early warning information on environmental trends;
*Provide a basis for regional consultations and for identifying the environmental issues in preparation for Barbados +10;
*Help to catalyse and promote international cooperation and action based on the best scientific and technical capabilities available; and
*Contribute to the development of a common strategy for sustainable development in SIDS