If wishes were horses…

I am tempted to despair as I contemplate the environment and the news media in the Caribbean.

 In the last two days, I have been involved in two events — one a civil society dialogue on climate change adaptation, which I organised along with team members from Panos Caribbean — a regional communication for development (C4D) NGO — and the other, a communication roundtable involving UN agencies.

 Both events reinforced the crucial role of the media in realising conservation objectives in the interest of all, as well as development goals in general and the Millennium Development Goals in particular. However, captivating the sustained — emphasis on SUSTAINED — interest of the media is a long, hard road, especially when it comes to the environment.

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