The Escazu Agreement as a partnering tool

How’s that again? An environmental treaty, a dog with teeth no less and its a tool for fostering partnerships? It is if you look at the happenings. Just a few days ago I was invited - privileged to my way of thinking, to a meeting of the Trinidad arm of the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance (CPA). Take a moment to read their ‘About Us’.

Seeking financial sustainability for protected area

A big threat for T&T’s protected spaces whether savannah, forest, reef or wetland is forced degradation. It’s probably just as big a problem as our current shortage of income. But because nature cannot talk money is perceived as more critical to our survival than nature. Figure that out. Arguably, the solutions to both comes down to management.


Even if the pandemic has not been conquered the overall vibe is about economic recovery. The thing is no one knows what shape that will take. Will it be the wild wild west of development; a buildfest of growth? We trust, hope, that government will manage the situation and position the country into a comparative or competitive position. But with whom?