The Barbados Sustainable Development Policy
The National Sustainable Development (NSD) Policy of 2004 is a product of the National Commission on Sustainable Development (NCSD) that was established by Cabinet directive on March 30th, 1997 with a mandate to develop a National Sustainable Development Policy for Barbados. The NSD is a broad document addressing the socially, environmental and economic sustainability aspects in order to issue governmental strategies forward and sensitise Barbadians to sustainable development.
The Policy includes a series climate-related recommendations including in transport, agriculture, forestry, energy production and use, including energy efficiency and renewables and buildings. It further encourages Caribbean and regional cooperation, sensitises over the gender question in sustainable policies, and coastal and marine preservation. Indicators for sustainable development shall also be elaborated.