[MEDIA ALERT] NDC Finance Initiative Forum and Exhibition

[MEDIA ALERT] NDC Finance Initiative Forum and Exhibition

OECS Media Release

Friday, October 5, 2018 — Two major events will be held at the Harbour Club in Saint Lucia to raise public awareness on the impacts of climate change. An exhibition will be held from 8th to 12th of October followed by the first Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contibutions Finance Initiative (NDC FI) held on 11th and 12th of October. Journalists are invited to the launch of the NDC FI on October 12 at 9:00 AM

WHAT

Two major events will be held at the Harbour Club in Saint Lucia to raise public awareness on the impacts of climate change.

An exhibition under the theme "Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change" is being organized by the OECS Commission along with the European Union and the Department of Sustainable Development of the Government of Saint Lucia. The gallery will highlight the role of biodiversity and other factors in climate mitigation.   

The exhibition coincides with the hosting of the Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contibutions Finance Initiative (NDC FI) held from 11th to 12th of October. The forum is being convened under the theme "Caribbean Climate Leadership: Accelerating NDC Implementation". Its objectives are to:

  • Generate a roadmap for NDC implementation and investment until 2020;

  • identify and validate key NDC investment sectors/sub-sectors;

  • address implementation barriers and processes for updating NDCs, linking them with national needs for mitigation, adaptation and their co-benefits;

  • establish a process for project pipeline development and matchmaking with potential investors;

  • identify and engage development partners to support NDC implementation;

  • establish a network of sector experts, development partners, potential investors and other stakeholders with a view to building new partnerships and catalyzing investments.

WHO

Participants include: 

  • Ministers and technical experts from OECS and other CARICOM Member States
  • representatives of regional institutions 
  • development partner organisations
  • the regional and international private sectors 
  • the general public 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The media houses.

WHEN
Exhibition: from 8th to 12th of October 
Nationally Determined Contibutions Finance Initiative (NDC FI): from October 11 at 9:00 AM to October 12 at 4:30 PM
Launch of the NDC FI: October 12 at 9:00 AM

WHERE
Harbor Club
Saint Lucia

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

   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.4: Assure the Security and Well-being of Citizens.