UNCTAD will be in Barbados on 5-7 December 2017 to deliver a regional capacity building workshop on “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure in the Caribbean”.
The workshop follows two national workshops in Saint Lucia and Jamaica in May-June 2017, and is being held within the framework of UNCTAD’s UN Development Account project on "Climate change impacts on coastal transport infrastructure in the Caribbean: Enhancing the adaptive capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”.
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of policy makers, transport planners and transport infrastructure managers in SIDS to:
(a) understand climate change impacts on coastal transport infrastructure – in particular seaports and airports.
(b) take appropriate adaptation response measures.
The regional workshop will bring together seaports and airports authorities as well as a range of other stakeholders, development partners, organizations from the wider Caribbean region and experts. It will provide an opportunity to present and discuss the case-studies for Jamaica and Saint Lucia, as well as the methodology for assessing climate-related impacts and adaptation options developed under the project.
In the light of the impacts of recent hurricanes, the regional workshop is also intended to serve as an important topical forum for exchange on collaborative action amongst stakeholders in the region.
UNCTAD’s implementation of project activities, including the regional workshop in Barbados, benefits from collaboration with UNECLAC, UNDP, UNEP, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, OECS Commission, as well as the ECJRC, among others.
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