Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Aruba

A resource book for schools of the Caribbean region Glimpses of the Blue Caribbean was published jointly with the Associated Schools Project (ASP), as CSI papers 5, in 2000 and provided to Aruba. 

A teacher from Aruba participated in the ASPNet-CSI Sandwatch workshop in St. Lucia in May 2001. Schools from Aruba are involved in Sandwatch beach monitoring activities. A beach clean-up campaign was conducted in August 2001. Beach inventories, monitoring campaigns and field trips for local schools were conducted in September and November 2001.

The Small Islands Voice project started in January 2002. Its goals are to overcome the isolation of small islands by providing their citizens, including young people, with opportunities to voice their opinions on environmental and development issues in a variety of ways: radio, television, print and Internet-based debate. In this way the general public will be able to contribute to the 10-year review of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States adopted in Barbados in 1994; and play a more effective role in decision-making in their islands. Aruba is involved in the project through the Small Islands Voice Internet-based global forum. A correspondent from Aruba contributed to a discussion on beach access Providing Public Access to the Beach.

 

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