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St Kitts and Nevis Environment Minister meets with Commonwealth Secretary General

St Kitts and Nevis’ efforts at combatting climate change came into sharp focus during a meeting between the Commonwealth Secretary General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland and the Federation’s Environment Minister the Hon Eric Evelyn on Thursday November 4, 2021. During the meeting Minister Evelyn took the opportunity to outline some of the climate related […]

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  • November 9, 2021

AOSIS Ministers met to finalize COP26 Decisions

As climate vulnerable countries continue to push for meaningful outcomes from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow Scotland, representatives of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) met on Tuesday November 2, 2021 to finalize the position of the group going into negotiations. Areas of focus included climate financing, a cap […]

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  • November 3, 2021

St. Kitts and Nevis sets to Participate in UN Climate Change Negotiations

St. Kitts and Nevis will be joining the rest of the International Community at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland from 31st October to 12th November. It was due to take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November last year with more than 200 world leaders due to attend, […]

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  • November 1, 2021

White-tailed deer: A legally protected species in St Kitts and Nevis

There are often tales of deer on the island of St. Kitts but for many who have never glimpsed the spritely animal, the presence of the white-tailed deer remains a myth. As it turns out deer in St. Kitts is a very real phenomenon, so much so, that they are the only mammal protected by […]

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  • September 28, 2021

Caring For Our Future – IWEco Project partners meet to review progress at the 5-year mark

21st September 2021: Representatives and partners from the ten Caribbean countries participating in the Global Environment Facility-funded UN Environment Programme-implemented Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF UNEP IWEco) Project will meet virtually on 23rd and 24th September 2021, for the Project’s 5th Regional Project Steering Committee Meeting (RPSCM […]

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  • September 24, 2021

Minister Evelyn chairs 8th meeting of the OECS council of Ministers: Environmental Sustainability

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 20, 2021 (SKNIS): The Honourable Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment and Cooperatives in the Federal Government is currently chairing the 8th Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers: Environmental Sustainability (COM: ES) which takes place virtually from May 20-21 under the theme “Unlocking a Green, Resilient and Inclusive […]

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  • May 25, 2021

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT LAUNCHES PREPARATION OF A TECHNOLOGY NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR KEY SECTORS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 26, 2021 (SKNIS): The Department of Environment in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) Environment, UNEP DTU Partnership and its regional collaborating centre, the University of the West Indies (UWI), recently launched the preparation of a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for St. Kitts and Nevis. The stakeholder consultation, which took place on […]

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  • May 4, 2021

SUSTAINABLE DESTINATION COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 23, 2021 (SKNIS): As the discussion to ban single-use plastics gains momentum, the Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) is strengthening its partnership with relevant stakeholders to promote a clean and healthy environment. Kenney Manning of the Sustainable Destination Council in the Ministry of Tourism said one such stakeholder is the Ministry of Environment […]

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  • May 4, 2021

GOVERNMENT OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS TO INTRODUCE RECYCLING OF PLASTICS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 23, 2021 (SKNIS): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, through the Department of Environment, is spearheading a recycling project aimed at reducing waste, enhancing sustainability, and promoting a healthy environment. The project, which will be done in collaboration with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Solid Waste Management Corporation, will investigate […]

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  • May 4, 2021

SOME ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS BUSINESSES IN THE FEDERATION HAVE ALREADY STARTED USING ALTERNATIVES TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 22, 2021 (SKNIS): Biosafety Officer within the Ministry of Environment, Vicia Woods, appearing on ‘Working for You’ on April 21, said that some environmentally-conscious businesses in the Federation have already begun the practice of using alternatives to single-use plastics even though a ban on single-use plastics has not yet been legislated and […]

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  • May 4, 2021