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COP22 session - Building climate resilience of Small Island Developing States

14 November 2016
12:30-14:00
EU Pavilion
Side event

  •  EU Pavilion, COP22, Marrakech, Morocco
     
 

 The side event was organised around the following main elements allowing sufficient time for discussions:

  • Presentation of the OECD-World Bank report Climate and Disaster Resilience Financing in Small Island Developing States focusing on key lessons to improve financing to SIDS.
  • SIDS country experiences: Representatives of Government from the Caribbean, Indian Ocean/Africa coast and Pacific region implementing innovative solutions with the support of EU and the World Bank/GFDRR presented their country cases.
  • Panel discussion Q&A

 

  • Read the concept note for the side event and the press release annoucing the launch of the report.

Key speakers

 Event chaired by H. E. Dr. Angus Friday, Ambassador to the U.S., Grenada

  • Beatriz Yordi, Head of Adaptation Unit, DG CLIMA, European Commission;
  • Francis Ghesquiere, Manager, GFDRR    
  • ACP Group of States 
  • Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
Opening remarks 
  • Suzanne Steensen, Manager, Development Architecture unit, OECD

Presentation of OECD/World Bank report Climate and Disaster Resilience Financing in Small Island Developing States

  • Tracy Polius, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Housing, St. Lucia 
  • H. E. Alain Wong Yen Cheon, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, Disaster and Beach Management, Republic of Mauritius
  • Paula Ma'u, CEO for Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster, Environment, Climate Change and Communications, Kingdom of Tonga       

Panel / SIDS country experiences

  

  • H. E. Dr. Angus Friday, Ambassador to the U.S., Grenada
Conclusions
  • DG DEVCO, European Commission
Closing remarks
   

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