Understanding and Operationalizing Green Economy into National Development Planning in the Caribbean Context

This document presents the training manual for the University of West Indies course, “Understanding and Operationalizing the Green Economy into National Development Planning in the Caribbean Context”. It is designed to engage professionals in the public and private sectors in discussion about what is required to transition to a green economy and to provide tools to enable them to do so. It is geared towards professionals who have responsibility for developing national finance, economic and development policies and who are working in areas of natural resources policy, conservation and management and in key sectors such as tourism, energy mining, transport and manufacturing.

This training manual was developed for the University of West Indies as part of a project supported by the United Nations Environment Programme within its Green Economy Initiative, launched in 2008. The training manual forms the basis for the curricula of the University course. 

 The full training manual is available for download:

PDF iconTraining manual for Understanding and Operationalizing the Green Economy into National Development Planning in the Caribbean Context

A report on the process of institutionalizing a green economy training course at the University of West Indies is also available for download:

PDF iconReport on the Process Undertaken towards the Institutionalization of Green Economy Course/Training at the University of West Indies 

The manual comprises five main modules as follows:

PDF icon Module 1 – Introduction to the Green Economy Approach
PDF icon Module 2 – Creating an Enabling Environment for the Transition to Green Economy 
PDF icon Module 3 – Creating New Business in a Green Economy
PDF icon Module 4 – Transitioning to a Green Economy in Key Sectors
PDF icon Module 5 – Measuring Progress towards a Green Economy