At the seminar, they will discuss the vulnerabilities of the region to climate change and have an opportunity to share their personal and professional experiences through the various topics.
The OECS Secretariat anticipates that the seminar will generate rich dialogue on the current and predicted impacts on climate change, especially in light of new research and observations which suggest that climate change and the attendant sea level rise will take place more rapidly than initially anticipated.
Discussions and results of the seminar will be used to inform policy direction and advice for the advancement of climate change adaptation in the OECS.
The seminar is being hosted by the new OECS Climate Change Project – Reducing the Risk to Human and Natural Assets Resulting from Climate Change (RRACC) Project which is funded by USAID.
The RRACC Project is a five-year developmental project which was launched in 2011 to assist OECS governments with building resilience through the implementation of climate change adaptation measures.
The seminar is to be held under the theme, “Climate Change and Our Coast – Exploring possibilities, Finding Solutions”. This theme will be explored via presentations to be made by relevant experts in five disaggregated topic areas.