CCCCC and GCCA+ international conference on Climate change for the Caribbean - live stream!
Policy meets science: Building cliamte change resilience in the Caribbean
More than 100 climate scientists, researchers, negotiators and development partners from across the Caribbean and the world gather in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad from October 9 to 12, to highlight the region’s climate change adaptation successes and challenges.
“Adaptation in Action” is the theme of the International Conference organised by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the European Union, within the framework of the EU Global Climate Change Alliance plus (GCCA+) initiative, in cooperation with the Caribbean Development Bank, and UNDP Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP-JCCCP).
“Small Island Developing States are a priority for EU Climate Action”, stresses the EU's Head of Delegation in Trinidad and Tobago, Arend Biesebroek. “The Conference aims at raising awareness and demonstrating the work done across the region to mitigate climate change, build resilience and develop low-carbon economies. This work will help them face the adverse effects of climate variability and change.“
The Conference addresses the role of climate information into shaping and implementing climate policy and programmes in the Caribbean region. It will provide a platform for interaction and knowledge sharing among natural and social scientists, policy makers and development partners. It will help refine the region’s research focus and developing programmes that are specific to the region’s needs. Scientific findings in the field of climate change can be integrated into national and regional development policies and strategies and they can also influence behaviours.
In this context, key findings of the "1.5 to Stay Alive" research project for the Caribbean region will be presented providing an opportunity to discuss climate change impacts, vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation activities of regional and international organisations.