BNSI plants tree at Eco-park in Brazil

BNSI plants tree at Eco-park in Brazil

The Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) took part in an event symbolizing Barbados’ dedication to global environmental endeavours and unity. This activity facilitated stronger ties with other nations and organizations devoted to environmental sustainability.

Attending the 2024 Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT) General Assembly Meetings in Maceió, Brazil, hosted by the Brazilian National Standards Organization (ABNT) with the support of the Government of the State of Alagoas in Maceió from April 28 to May 1, 2024, the BNSI was honoured to participate. Themed “Moving Toward a Sustainable and Resilient Future,” the General Assembly featured thematic sessions and networking opportunities, among other engagements.

 

The tree planting initiative engaged various local authorities and standards organizations across the Americas and the Caribbean. The establishment of the COPANT Ecological Park aims to set a precedent in environmental defense and create a legacy for future generations.

Trees play a crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide, thus curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The trees planted contribute to carbon sequestration efforts, aiding in climate change mitigation and highlighting the importance of sustainable practices in combating climate impacts.

Barbados’ active involvement in international environmental initiatives such as the Brazilian National Standards Organization and COPANT, particularly the ABNT COPANT Eco-park initiative, represents a significant contribution to global climate action. It underscores Barbados’ dedication to global environmental endeavours and the adoption of sustainable practices.