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PM to sign agreement with UNIDO

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is expected to sign a partnership declaration between the Government of Barbados and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on the side lines of the upcoming Third UN SIDS Conference in Samoa.

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

The five-year partnership, which seeks to promote sustainable low-carbon industrial development, builds on Barbados’ green economy thrust, with emphasis on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

As a result of the partnership, inter alia, an eco-industrial park with integrated resource efficiency management systems will be developed in the north of this island; a resource efficiency and technology innovation centre for MSMEs will be set up in Barbados, and an eco-innovation capacity building platform for green enterprises in SIDS will be established.

Stuart underscored the importance of this partnership, saying it would bring benefits to Barbados and SIDS.

“It will help Barbados to advance its green economy, renewable energy and sustainable development objectives,” he said.

Meantime, the prime minister has insisted that leaders of Small Island Developing States attend the upcoming Third International UN SIDS Conference in Samoa.

Speaking ahead of his departure for the September 1 to 4 meeting, he said: “We need to be a part of the conversation in Samoa. We cannot stay at home. We must go and articulate our own case. We cannot afford to leave the putting of our case to others who may not put it as forcefully as we can.”

Stressing that the Caribbean Governments view the conference as extremely important, he disclosed that there would be participation at the Prime Ministerial and ministerial levels, as well as by the Secretary                 General of CARICOM.


Source: (BGIS)

4 Responses to PM to sign agreement with UNIDO

  1. Santini More
    Santini More August 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Anybody actually understand what the PM has signed up to???

  2. Arther Lashley August 28, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Yes I sure would like also, a chance to articulate on something that is just HOT AIR, whilst in Samoa, 1st class all de way.

    I sure as Hell would ignore the fact that I can sign anything and Just pop in the mail.

    I gotta be up der wid de big boys.

    Mebbe, deal wid a few trivialities, like social intercourse,wid de locals.
    SAMOA here I come!!

  3. Arther Lashley August 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Whats a 1st class all de way trip to Samoa cost ANYHOW??
    Whats a postage to Samoa cost??
    OH OK.
    Seems like we got ANOTHER GOOD deal.

  4. Mac10 August 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    ……”sustainable low-carbon industrial development, builds on Barbados’ green economy thrust, with emphasis on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)”…….

    Oh! The irony. The carbon footprint of Fumble & co travelling all that way (Samoa is approx 3000miles west of Australia) to discuss low carbon development is outstanding!!

    At a time when BL&P are trying to restrict the amount people who generate electricity from alternative methods can sell back to the grid, BL&P doing nothing to generate energy from alternative sources, BNOC are looking at drilling for oil onshore & off shore & worst of all the government is in the process of developing a waste to energy plant that literally burns rubbish which by its very nature is not going to be “low carbon”

    Where is the joined up thinking???

    Coverly gets built with over 1000 houses & not one has a solar panel for generating electricity on the roof.

    How does this government keep a straight face when talking about a green economy when it is doing nothing but generating hot air about it??????


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