Efforts are still under way by Government to ensure that Barbados becomes the greenest economy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
So says Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. He made the disclosure while delivering the keynote address at a Builders’ Forum at Baobab Towers yesterday morning put on by Rayside Construction Limited, where that company launched ColorMix, a new range of coloured concrete.
Referring to the country’s greening efforts, Dr. Lowe explained that Government undertook a green economy scoping study, and with the help of the University of the West Indies and the United Nations Environmental Programme, Barbados is counted among a total of seven countries in the world that have been able to complete such a study. That study, he pointed out, informs the Government and the wider country on where the country is in respect of its greening efforts.