Seven years of climate resilience research in the Caribbean: making the case for action
Day: Wednesday 29th March
Time: 8:30- 09:30 am (CST, time in Belize)
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- Maria José Pacha. Knowledge Management and Networks Coordinator – CDKN Latin America and Caribbean
Seven years of climate resilience research in the Caribbean: Government, communities, climate data and the case for action.
- Olivia Palin. Senior Consultant, Acclimatise (Barbados)
- Will Bugler. Senior Communications Consultant, Acclimatise (UK)
- Key experts in attendance (available to answer questions)
About the webinar
What lessons can be learned from seven years’ of climate change resilience research in the Caribbean?
This is the question that drives recent analysis from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). In the course of its work in the Caribbean, CDKN has supported a variety of projects, from helping to develop regional climate data/ information to improving our understanding of community approaches to adaptation and resilience.
CDKN has now published a series of four ‘knowledge packages’ consisting of policy briefs, infographics and videos, that provide an analysis of the work carried out under four research projects.
This webinar presents the main findings of the four knowledge packages, which touch on four cross-cutting themes:
- climate risks to the Caribbean: making the case for climate resilience investment;
- the role of national government in driving climate resilience action;
- regionally downscaled climate data and how to use if for decision making; and
- local-level approaches for climate resilience building.
Participants will also have the chance to ask questions of key experts involved in the original research*.
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*The projects that were included in the analysis are: the ‘Supporting risk-based decision-making in the Caribbean’ (CARIWIG) project, the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL), the ‘Global Islands’ Vulnerability Research, Adaptation, Policy and Development’ (GIVRAPD) project, and the Caribbean Research call.
About the presenters
Olivia Palin, Acclimatise
Olivia is a Senior Consultant at Acclimatise. She leads Acclimatise’s work in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and is manager of Acclimatise’s subsidiary company in Barbados, Acclimatise LAC Ltd. Olivia led Acclimatise’s work developing the CDKN knowledge packages that are the focus of this webinar.
Will Bugler, Acclimatise
Will is a Senior Consultant at Acclimatise and leads the companies work on communicating climate change risk and resilience. Will undertook the technical analysis of the CDKN project outputs and co-authored the newly-released policy briefs that will be discussed in the webinars.