Regional workshop focuses on opportunities to respond to impacts of climate change

St George’s, Grenada | 21–23 March 2018

The meeting titled “Opportunities for technical and financial support to respond to the impacts of climate change in fisheries, aquaculture and coastal management and to promote Blue Growth”, will be held at St George’s, Grenada on 21–23 March 2018.

The workshop provides an opportunity for FAO to better understand countries' needs and capabilities, in order to assist Caribbean countries to respond to the increasing and significant impacts of climate change on the fisheries and aquaculture sector and in coastal zones, as well as to identify opportunities in the area of Blue Growth. The workshop aims to identify specific opportunities for technical support and possibilities for financial support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in the areas of readiness and project development. To this end, it brings together countries’ GCF National Designated Authority (NDA) with senior officials from Department of Fisheries and Coastal Zone Management Units with the aim that the FAO and CDB work together with countries to develop GCF Readiness proposals and regional project proposals.

Dr. Lorna Inniss, Coordinator for the Caribbean Environment Programme, will be a regional speaker at this event, presenting on the topics of coastal zone management and coastal erosion.