Climate and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States: Practical Solutions (By invitation only)

23 May 2017
09:00 - 14:00
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Participation: Invitation only
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

The three-day meeting will address the special challenges faced by the Small Island Developing
States (SIDS) which are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and geohazards.
To this end, the World Bank, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR),
the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Department of
Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and European Union Global Climate Change Alliance
Programme have joined forces to invite practitioners from 38 SIDS who will share knowledge,
lessons and challenges and seek solutions from peers on making development climate - and
disaster resilient - in their countries. The meeting will also include presentations of innovative
designs and solutions being implemented in small island States all over the world.