Coping with and adapting to ocean threats for resilient SIDS communities

When, local time: 
Monday, 1 September 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: 
Samoa, Apia
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
j.barbiere@unesco.org

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are stewards of vast ocean resources and play a key role in efforts to sustainably manage ocean and coastal resources. However, because of their close relation to the ocean, they are often the first to feel the effects of ocean related hazards such as sea level rise, tsunamis and now the likely impacts of ocean acidification.
This side event, organized during the 3rd United Conference on Small Island Developping States, will address how science and observation can improve the use of warnings and early warnings system and guide the development of coastal adaptation measures in SIDS, discuss common strategies for reducing vulnerability to these type of risks; and identify mitigation measures that have been successful in protecting people whilst building ecosystem resilience.