The Environment Management Unit was initially established in September 1998. This was based upon the activities of the James Seivright Moss-Solomon Snr. Chair of Environmental Management, a professorship endowed by the Grace Kennedy Foundation. The environmental programme at UWI was developed in response to the need for a greater promotion of environmental management through capacity building. The programme promotes effective management of environmental resources through research, graduate training and community outreach. It has responded to national and regional needs in Research, Postgraduate Training, Dissemination of Information and the promotion of Public Education, and Consultancy Services.