“Building Climate and Disaster Resilience
in Small Island Developing States”
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 6:15 – 7:30 pm (local time)
Conference Room 11, UN HQ, New York
The event is co-organized by the World Bank Group, the OECD, and the Government of Grenada and will take place on the sidelines of the United Nations Ocean Conference Preparatory Meeting for the upcoming UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) possess large maritime resources which make them home to unique marine biodiversity. These resources also represent a huge opportunity for boosting growth and tackling some of the critical challenges SIDS face. Aware of this potential, SIDS are increasingly looking at the ocean as the next frontier for economic development, determined to embark on a pathway toward sustainable blue growth.
This event is a timely opportunity to bring together knowledge and experience from different partners to explore the approaches and financial instruments that can help SIDS tackle climate and disaster related challenges, thereby promoting the conservation and sustainable use of their marine resources and sustainable development.
The discussion will build on the findings from the joint OECD-World Bank Report Climate and Disaster Resilience Financing in Small Island Developing States.
For more information see the attached flyer.pdf and online here: https://oceanconference.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=1089&menu=3327&template=2456