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The Journal of Caribbean Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy (CESaRE) was developed in 2016 out of a recognized need to modernize and revolutionize the Caribbean's scientific research publishing. There are over 170 Caribbean research publications in the past 5 years falling under the broad field of environmental sciences, found scattered over a large variety of International journals, without a central (Caribbean) location to collate this knowledge. With the global shift towards renewable over traditional energy sources, together with a rise in environmental consciousness, this a perfect opportunity for highlighting such research conducted in the Caribbean. CESaRE will provide a suitable forum to encourage research into renewable energy, as well as the environmental sciences. CESaRE promises to be more than just a collection of articles, but also a forum to disseminate information and bridge the gap between research and implementation, from which Caribbean leaders, relevant industry partners, and authorities can use our Journal for more effective decision making and environmental management.
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Advancing Sustainable Natural Resource Policy in the Caribbean

Peter W. Schuhmann, Department of Economics and Finance, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2018     DOI:   10.33277/cesare/001.001/03

Professor Schuhmann gives CESaRE our third featured article in the Inaugural Issue. He tackles some very pressing aspects of Policy in the Caribbean region and what needs to be done to ensure environmental protection.

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What does it take to put research into motion? Why are policy changes integral to change? What are the major limitations? These important questions are explored in full detail by Professor Schuhmann of the University of North Carolina, previously a visiting researcher at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill campus).

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  • The UpCycle

    Academics, industry leaders and transformative NGOs need to be at the same table. This report summaries key information for the steps ahead. Research should allows continue to drive change!

More about the author

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Dr. Peter Schuhmann

University Professor - UNC

Dr. Peter Schuhmann is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina (Wilmington, USA) and an affiliate faculty member at the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill).

 

Professor’s Schuhmann’s primary area of research is the non-market valuation of environmental goods and services, largely focused on coastal and marine resources and tourism in North Carolina and the Caribbean.  His research includes analysis of willingness to pay for changes in coastal and marine resource quality, including beach width, beach amenities, coral reef health and species diversity, as well as examinations of the costs and benefits of fisheries policy and shoreline management. His work includes consultancies with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit, the Barbados Ministry of Tourism and the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Project.

 

His research has been published in Journals such as Ecological Economics, Land Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Marine Policy, Natural Resource Modelling, Ocean and Coastal Policy and the Journal of Environmental Management.