CARICOM Support for Environment Statistics
The support of CARICOM for the continued development of Environment Statistics is critical at this time.
A two day workshop on support for Environmental Statistics began on Monday November 19th at the Roseau Fisheries Complex.
Mrs. Pryma Carrette, Chief Statistician, says environmental statistics must be given attention, as it provides information for planning in several areas of our lives.
She says environmental data is as important as economic and social data. Although capacity is built in the compilation of environmental statistics, there are a few challenges that need to be addressed.
Ms. Barbara Adams, Program Coordinator for CARICOM Statistics is pleased that Dominica is the first CARICOM country to taking part in the workshop.
The activity forms part of the Caribbean Hub subcomponent for the European commission, funded Capacity Building Related to the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries.
Sessions will be conducted on Coastal and Marine Resources, Biodiversity and Forestry Collection, Land Use and Agriculture among others.