Grenada Sustainable Development Council
The Grenada Sustainable Development Council was officially launched in February 1996 by the Government in response to the Barbados Plan of Action (BPoA) in 1994. Grenada is the only one of the original six Capacity 21 Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that still has a functioning NCSD.
The SDC concerns itself with fundamental issues of development affecting the island, focusing on issues of environmental sustainability, with discussions often revolving around Grenada’s participation in international environmental conventions. The agendas for council meetings also reflect a keen awareness of the vulnerabilities of SIDS, and the council has become the principal venue for the discussion of contemporary economic and social issues in Grenada.
Composition and Membership
Council members place a great deal of importance on all four basic functions: affecting government policy and externally funded projects, disseminating information,and providing a venue for debate on issues of sustainable development.