25 Apr 24 | News

Upcoming: Greater Caribbean Climate Mobility Initiative Consultations

LISER's Michal Burzynski to present climate change's socio-economic impact in the Caribbean

The Global Centre for Climate Mobility (GCCM) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are pleased to announce the upcoming consultations coordinated by the Greater Caribbean Climate Mobility Initiative (GCCMI). The GCCMI brings together 25 countries, amongst them numerous Small Island Developing States, to enable people positive adaptation journeys in the Greater Caribbean. The initiative’s partners include the World Bank, the UN Development Programme, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Starting the week of May 13th, GCCMI will collaborate with regional partners to convene several virtual workshops (May 13, 14, 15, 17 & 24), designed to generate a shared analysis of the regional climate mobility modeling projections and field research that was conducted in 6 Greater Caribbean countries over the past year. The workshops will bring together participants from various sectors, representing different interests and fields of expertise, including community leaders and advocates, academia, civil society, government, INGOs, and the private sector. The consultations will be an important opportunity to validate the research findings and for stakeholders to contribute to developing an Agenda for Action for the region ahead of COP29.

As part of the initiative, LISER researcher Michal Burzynski, along with research partners from the Columbia University, as well as Samuel Hall, will showcase results of their comprehensive works by presenting the diverse experiences, needs and recommendations.

Learn more about LISER’s role in Projections of the effect of climate change on global mobility (CLIMATE) here