Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean: Science, Ethics and Policies

Climate Change

The objective of the meeting is to examine how climate science and ethics can be brought to bear on policy construction at both the local and international level.

In drawing on local knowledge and UNESCO’s own technical experience, the event will be vital in the construction of shared regional vision for discussions at the international level. Furthermore, coming on the heel of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, it will also create the foundations for the articulation of a collective Caribbean response to its outcomes.

The meeting will also serve to identify specific ethical challenges in the areas of science and adaptation with respect to which appropriately designed national and local policies can be developed, and pursued, at regional level with UNESCO expertise and support. In its role as a capacity builder, UNESCO will use the meeting to support and enlarge the work of already existing Caribbean expert networks with a view to fostering further discussion on climate change science, ethics, and adaptation. Most importantly, the event will function as a forum which will facilitate dialogue between Caribbean ministers responsible for climate change policies.


Type of Event Working group
Start 08.03.2011 09:00 local time
End 09.03.2011 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer Permanent Delegation of St. Kitts and Nevis to UNESCO
Contact John Crowley,
Country Saint Kitts and Nevis
City Frigate Bay
Venue St. Kitts Marriott Resort
Street 858 Frigate Bay Road
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website UNESCO Programme on Environmental Ethics
Link 1 Agenda and List of Participants [PDF, 59 KB]
Link 2 Concept Note [PDF, 50 KB]
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