Environmental Management in the Caribbean: Policy and Practice

Elizabeth Thomas-Hope (ed.)

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Environmental Management in the Caribbean reflects differences of perspective and conflicts of interest revealed through the research and professional experience of the contributors to this book. Their contributions cover the themes of national parks and protected areas, freshwater management, pollution and waste management, disaster risk reduction, environmental education and behaviour.

Wide ranging in its regional scope (with cases from Barbados, Curaçao, the Eastern Caribbean, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago), this collection challenges national inadequacies in formal policy and support of environmental management, resulting in ad hoc practices by NGOs and individuals. Environmental Management in the Caribbean provides an excellent resource for teachers, students and researchers, as well as policymakers and practitioners engaged in environmental management.

Contributors: Mary Alkins-Koo, Dave Augustin, Marlon Beale, Marceline Collins- Figueroa, Chandra Degia, Kwame Emmanuel, Therese Ferguson, Keisha Garcia, Janice HoLung, Alix Innocent, Rivke Jaffe, Adonna Jardine-Comrie, Claudel Noel, Susan Otuokon, Maurice Rawlins, Ianthe Smith, Ashok Sookdeo, Suzanne Stanley, Elizabeth Thomas-Hope, Joyce Thomas-Peters, Winsome Townsend

Elizabeth Thomas-Hope is Professor Emerita, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, where she was the first appointee to the James Seivright Moss- Solomon (Snr) Chair of Environmental Management. Her many publications include The Environmental Dilemma in Caribbean Context; Solid Waste Management: Challenges for Developing Countries; and Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean (co-edited with Ivan Goodbody).