As a small island state Barbados experiences most of the common social and environmental problems that arise both from its colonial past and from being embedded in a global environment that is significantly impacted by apparent corporate greed, destructive extraction and consumerism. Regenerate Barbados with Doughnut Economics seeks to reorient Barbados away from a GDP focus towards a human wellbeing approach. There is much going on in civil society, private sector and the government indicating that the time is right for a change in this direction. Still there is considerable fragmentation of efforts and many serious barriers to change. Regenerate Barbados seeks to address these constraints,
Regenerate Barbados started with a core group of nine in late 2020 and is pursuing a programme of action: Launch (Feb 2021), Action Scoping (June 2021) and Working groups on four themes (July 2021). The themes are:
- Monitoring pesticide and fertilizer use nationally and lobbying for transparent implementation of practices as well as reforms.
- Working with women within existing networks of fisherfolk and vegetable vendors to enable them to reflect on and elaborate projects to manage their multiple roles
- Supporting the development of formal trails (especially The Barbados Trailway), as an integrating component of the Open Space SystemRecycling, including construction waste by working with contractors.
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