Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Environment - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Environment - current issues

pollution of coastal waters and shorelines from discharges by pleasure yachts and other effluents; in some areas, pollution is severe enough to make swimming prohibitive; poor land use planning; deforestation; watershed management and squatter settlement control

Environment - international agreements

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Climate Change-Paris Agreement, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping-London Convention, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Air pollutants

particulate matter emissions: 21.2 micrograms per cubic meter (2016 est.)

carbon dioxide emissions: 0.22 megatons (2016 est.)

methane emissions: 0.09 megatons (2020 est.)

Total water withdrawal

municipal: 8.5 million cubic meters (2017 est.)

industrial: 2,000 cubic meters (2017 est.)

agricultural: 0 cubic meters (2017 est.)

Total renewable water resources

100 million cubic meters (2017 est.)

Climate

tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Land use

agricultural land: 25.6% (2018 est.)

arable land: 12.8% (2018 est.)

permanent crops: 7.7% (2018 est.)

permanent pasture: 5.1% (2018 est.)

forest: 68.7% (2018 est.)

other: 5.7% (2018 est.)

Revenue from forest resources

forest revenues: 0.02% of GDP (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 144

Revenue from coal

coal revenues: 0% of GDP (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 159

Urbanization

urban population: 53.5% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.94% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Waste and recycling

municipal solid waste generated annually: 31,561 tons (2015 est.)

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