J-CCCP Supports CCCCC International Conference on Climate Change for the Caribbean

Oct 20, 2017

More than 100 climate scientists, researchers and negotiators from across the Caribbean and the world gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad from October 9 to 12, 2017, to highlight the region’s climate change adaptation successes at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) International Conference on Climate Change for the Caribbean.

“Adaptation in Action” was the theme for the conference, which aimed to build awareness and demonstrate the work being done across the region and among other Small Island Developing States to build resilience, mitigate and develop low carbon economies that will help them survive the adverse effects of climate variability and change.

The Conference provided a platform for interaction and knowledge sharing among natural and social scientists, policy makers and development partners; and served to garner feedback that will help to refine the region’s research focus, while developing programmes and projects that are specific to the region’s needs.

The Centre’s Deputy Executive Director Dr. Ulric Trotz noted that the Conference aimed to ensure that policymakers and the general public have a better understanding of how Climate Change scientific findings can be integrated into national and regional development policies and strategies, to influence behaviours. It is also expected that the dialogue will help regional negotiators by providing relevant and up-to-date information going into the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The conference is funded by the CCCCC, the GCCA+, the CDB, the European Union Directorate General for International Development Cooperation (DEVCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP).

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