Guest Editorial: Citizen Participation – An Important Pre-requisite for Sustainable Living in Trinidad and Tobago
It is essential to note that where environmental advocacy has worked effectively, this has been underpinned by efforts towards genuine capacity building to increase the awareness, knowledge and understanding of affected communities and others in the population. Good examples exist in Trinidad and Tobago such as marine turtle conservation, which has been successful for almost twenty-five years because of involvement by and benefits to empowered communities. Transformation of recent behaviours can and must be facilitated. It will require less talk and more action by concerned, committed and enlightened citizens.