The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) held in Montreal in December 2022 concluded with strong support for ocean conservation and biodiversity. Currently, 17% of land and 8% of marine areas are under protection and there was strong consensus on the need for effective conservation and management of at least 30% of the world’s land, coastal areas, and … [Read more...] about 4 ways for Barbados to optimize its Marine Spatial Planning
Jehroum Wood is a Sustainability & Environmental Management professional with expertise in assessment and monitoring. He specialises in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Planning Techniques for Socio-economic Monitoring and Natural Resource Management. He has worked on Environmental Research, Assessment, Monitoring and Certification projects in the Caribbean. His work takes specific focus on multi-stakeholder benefits at the community level. His experience throughout the Eastern Caribbean provides him with knowledge of a diverse array of practical environmental management strategies and their efficacy in Small Island Developing States. Through this environmental work he has begun to develop outreach and education products for sharing Caribbean-specific environmental knowledge. He has also worked on communication and capacity-building projects of various scales with specific focus on training and education in environmental and natural resource management.