PPCR Caribbean to hold a climate conference 

The Caribbean Regional Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is hosting a two-day virtual Caribbean Regional Climate Conference to speak on the effects of climate change in the region.

Caribbean: The Caribbean Regional Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is hosting a two-day virtual Caribbean Regional Climate Conference to speak on the effects of climate change in the region. 

This virtual Caribbean Regional Climate Conference would be held on June 1-2, 2021. It would further educate the people on the far-reaching consequence of global warming on small-island developing countries in the region. 

The solutions will also be discussed in the virtual climate conference that has been initiated and funded by the Climate Investment Funds – CIF. The CIF has pledged to give US$1.2 billion to the plan.

Director of Mona Office of Research and Innovation, the University of the West Indies – Georgiana Gordon-Strachan asserted, “Climate change has always been a huge issue for our Caribbean islands, and it continues to affect many industries and sectors.”

She added that many people would note the obvious environmental impacts, such as receding coastlines and extreme weather conditions in the form of more prolonged droughts and more frequent hurricanes.

“But what is frequently ignored is the influence on local water supplies and the livelihoods of many in certain sectors, such as agriculture and fisheries. This is why we’re starting this important initiative,” Strachan cited. 

The virtual climate conference would also see discussions on the topic of- 

  • Health issues related to climate change,
  • How climate change has affected women in the Caribbean, 
  • The role of the private sector in adjusting and navigating a drier world,
  • A historical view on how climate change has hit the region, along with its response and successes.

To date, USD 939 million has been supported worldwide and is being used to implement 58 projects in various countries, including from the Caribbean – Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica, and Dominica Haiti.