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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Caribbean economies to contract by 3 percent in 2020, with further economic contraction expected due to the effects of climate change. In addition, hurricane season is only a few months away, which means that Caribbean nations, in particular those heavily dependent on tourism, will suffer additional losses in agriculture, livelihoods, and productivity.
Given this important moment, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean Initiative, in collaboration with Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law & Policy, is pleased to invite you to participate in the Caribbean Initiative’s first forum, Caribbean Urbanism: Re-Imagining Resilience, which will focus on innovative ways to finance climate change adaptation. The Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, will open the discussion as she is a formidable spokesperson for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the challenges they face as a result of climate change.
This forum will initiate a multi-stakeholder engagement process between Caribbean and US stakeholders as well as other interested partners in their efforts to develop pan-Caribbean projects that can benefit from new and innovative financial instruments. This financing is essential for disaster preparedness and sustainability in the Caribbean’s new green and blue economies.
Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EDT, for this special discussion.
This timely event is part of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean Initiative. Follow the initiative’s recent and upcoming events on our webpage and on social media @ACLatAm.
Senior Fellow, Caribbean Initiative, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Pre-recorded video from His Royal Highness Prince of Wales
The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley
Reading of a letter sent by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Secretary John Kerry
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Kathy Baughman McLeod
Director, Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
External Affairs Director – Caribbean Program
The Nature Conservancy
Daniel C. Esty
Professor of Environmental Law and Policy,
Yale University Law School
Rebuild by Design
Barbados Environmental Conservation Trust
Sustainable Grenadines, Inc.
Dr. Michelle Mycoo
Professor of Geomatics Engineering and Land Managment
University of the West Indies
Member, Board of Directors
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations through high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. The Center focuses on Latin America’s strategic role in a global context with a priority on pressing political, economic, and social issues that will define the trajectory of the region now and in the years ahead. Select lines of programming include: Venezuela’s crisis; Mexico-US and global ties; China in Latin America; Colombia’s future; a changing Brazil; Central America’s trajectory; Caribbean development; commercial patterns shifts; energy resources; and disinformation.