A Climate Change and Health virtual conference in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will be held next week from October 5-8, said CARICOM TODAY.
The digital CARICOM newsletter said the conference will look at the science of Climate Change and Health in the Caribbean, with the objective of identifying knowledge gaps, posing solutions, and promoting resource sharing, networking, and empowerment.
CARICOM TODAY said that CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett will be among representatives of regional and international organizations who will address the event.
Climate Change and Health virtual conference is to be held under the “European Union (EU)/Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) Strengthening Climate Resilient Health Systems Project in the Caribbean”.
The project is coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in accordance with One-health Approach and with the Caribbean Cooperation in Health Phase IV (CCH IV) Framework.
Apart from activities implemented by PAHO, the Project also includes activities from other CARICOM Institutions which are implementing partners.
These institutions are: the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), the University of the West Indies (UWI), and the CARICOM Secretariat.