[MEDIA ALERT] Launch of the Caribbean Component of the Global Programme "Sustainable Management of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change"

[MEDIA ALERT] Launch of the Caribbean Component of the Global Programme "Sustainable Management of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change"

Press invitation

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 — The OECS Commission and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) will launch the Caribbean Component of the Global Programme "Sustainable Management of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change" on September 6, 2018 in Saint Lucia.

WHAT
Caribbean Small Island States rank among the most vulnerable and disaster-prone regions in the context of climate change according the Global Climate Risk Index 2018. In the light of hurricanes Irma and Maria that impacted the region in 2017 and resulted in temporary or permanent migration of population to neighbouring countries, climate change mobility has become a priority issue that needs to be addressed.

In response to that matter, the OECS Commission and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) will launch the Caribbean Component of the Global Programme "Sustainable Management of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change".

The programme is being financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in the Caribbean but also in the Pacific and the Philippines.

The programme will be launched at a workshop that will gather climate mobility specialists and environment professionnals of the region.

WHO
Participants include: 

  • OECS Member States
  • OECS Environmental Sustainability Cluster and other departments within the OECS Commission
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) 
  • Experts in the areas of climate migration and environment in the Eastern Caribbean region 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The media houses.

WHEN
September 6 from 9:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M

WHERE
Bougainvillea Conference room
Hotel Bay Gardens Inn
Saint Lucia

MEDIA CONTACT
Doris Nol
media@oecs.org
+1758-285-7399

OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Josette Edward Programme Officer - Social & Sustainable Development Division at OECS