Environmental Topics

Environmental Topic

Generally my blog has consisted of post relating to the field of agriculture but recently I have gain a renewned appreciation towards environmental issues. I studied environmental science at CAPE level and did a B.Sc. in Environmental Natural Resources Management at university level. I have always had a love and keen interest in that field as it is fascinating.

Being apart of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter has encouraged me to expand my blog. Funny enough without the environment food can’t be grown, so it is fitting that I also write about environmental issues. Climate change, water scarcity , improper waste management, soil degradation and pollution all directly impact the agriculture system. As a small island devloping state it is imperative that environmental issues are brought to the forefront. Many challenges presently exist such as  low levels of youth engagement, lack of law enforcement and inefficiencies in current policies. All is not lost  challenges are meant to be met and overcome.

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The Caribbean Youth Environment Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Caribbean young people by facilitating their personal development and promoting their full involvement in all matters pertaining to the environment and sustainable development

Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter 

 

Water

“You can use social media through video production to sensitise the public and young people about the importance of water and water resources management” – Luke Smith

Check out the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean with its vision of  a water secure Caribbean.

Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) resources can be found in the Caribbean Rainwater Harvesting Toolbox

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Climate change

Climate change is a change in Earth’s overall climate. This could be a change in Earth’s average temperature, for example. Or it could be a change in Earth’s typical precipitation patterns. Most scientists think that recent warming can’t be explained by nature alone. Most scientists say it’s very likely that most of the warming since the mid-1900s is due to the burning of coal, oil and gas.

For Climate change related information,projects and data in the Caribbean visit: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Be informed of the agreement made at COP21

 

Sustainability

A basic definition of Sustainability:

“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Bruntland Report for the World Commission on Environment and Development (1992)

Sustainability calls for a decent standard of living for everyone in today’s world without compromising the needs of future generations

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