English Speaking Caribbean Recipients of the United Nations Environment Ozone Award recognized at UN ceremony

Mr. Leslie Smith -National Ozone Officer Grenada - Energy Division of the Ministry of Finance; Ms. Artie Dubrie - Sustainable Development Officer - United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) and Dr. Marissa Gowrie- Deputy Environmental Manager/National Ozone Officer Ministry of Planning and Development, Trinidad and Tobago at the UN’s recognition ceremony in Trinidad on December 7th, 2017. (Photo courtesy UN ECLAC)
The English Speaking Caribbean Region’s performance in the implementation of Montreal Protocol obligations has attracted international recognition.  The Sub Region has been successful in completely phasing out the consumption of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), one of the most significant ozone depleting substance, and in the case of Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada, years before the mandated phase out deadline. The Sub Region is also working diligently to phase out other ozone depleting substances.
 
English Speaking Caribbean Awardees were honoured during an intimate ceremony at the un’s head office on Chancery Lane in Port of Spain on Thursday December 7th.  The awardes included:
 
Dr. Marissa Gowrie- Deputy Environmental Manager/National Ozone Officer Trinidad and Tobago.
 
Mr. Leslie Smith -National Ozone Officer Grenada - Energy Division of the Ministry of Finance
 
Ms. Artie Dubrie - Sustainable Development Officer - United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)