Island territories, Island States and Climate Change
The seminar is intended to summarize the results of public consultations and debates on climate change in French Overseas territories (including small islands), to highlight innovative solutions that have been implemented, and to share the messages delivered during previous regional meetings.
The seminar will be held on 15 October 2015 at the Ministry of Overseas, Paris, France.
France will host and chair the 21th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2015 (COP21).
Island territories are already on the front line as sentinels of climate change, as they are suffering the first effects and will likely be more affected in the near future.
UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) will present the results of the first study conducted at global level on the current state of groundwater in 42 small islands in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. These results will highlight the potential of groundwater in climate change adaptation.