On 24-26 May 2017, UNCTAD delivered a national capacity building workshop in St. Lucia on “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure in the Caribbean”
The St. Lucia workshop brought together a range of relevant national stakeholders including from the national airport and seaport authority (i.e. Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority – SLASPA) as well as policy makers (e.g. Department of Sustainable Development etc.) and representatives of national authorities (e.g. Saint Lucia Meteorological Services etc.). Participants discussed the findings of the case-study of St. Lucia, including the assessment of beach erosion in Saint Lucia with significant impacts on tourism well as the methodology for assessing climate-related impacts and adaptation options. The workshop also provided an opportunity to gather feedback and further input by national stakeholders.
Background and introduction of the project objectives and context , Regina Asariotis, UNCTAD
Climate Change Projections for the Caribbean and Implications for Air and Sea Ports , Leonard Nurse, University of the West Indies
LISCoAsT – Large Scale Integrated Sea-level and Coastal Assessment Tool: Application for the SIDS (I) , Michalis Vousdoukas, European Commission, Joint European Research Centre
A snapshot of Saint Lucia’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the UNFCCC, Neranda Maurice-George, Department of Sustainable Development, Government of Saint Lucia
Perspectives on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Coastal Transport Infrastructure in the OECS , Crispin D’Auvergne, Organisation of East Caribbean States Commission
Coastal Transportation Infrastructure in the Caribbean – An Economic Context, Willard Phillips, UN-ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
Adaptation/DRR portfolio of UNDP Barbados and the OECS in the Eastern Caribbean, Mizushi Satoh, UNDP Barbados and the OECS
SAINT LUCIA: A Case study , Isavela Monioudi, University of the Aegean and Vasantha Chase, Chase Consulting Ltd.
Impacts of Natural Hazards on the Transport Infrastructure Sector, David A.Y. Smith, Smith Warner International Ltd.
Sea Level Rise, SIDS and Transport Infrastructure: Lessons From Real Examples of Coastal Subsidence, Miguel Esteban, University of Tokyo
Climate risk adaptation for ports: Research for transformational thinking, Austin Becker, University of Rhode Island
Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Framework for Caribbean Coastal Transport Infrastructure, Cassandra Bhat, ICF
Training: Identifying operational thresholds for vulnerability assessment, Cassandra Bhat, ICF
Applying the thresholds method/approach (Saint Lucia), Isavela Monioudi, University of the Aegean
Training: Gathering and applying climate information for decision-making, Cassandra Bhat, ICF
LISCoAsT – Large Scale Integrated Sea-level and Coastal Assessment Tool: Application for the SIDS (II), Michalis Vousdoukas, European Commission, Joint European Research Centre
Method to estimate touristic beach erosion, Isavela Monioudi, University of the Aegean
Seagrasses in Jamaica – Dr Pascal Peduzzi (UNEP-GRID)
Sponsor / funding: UN Development Account
Policy and Legislation Section/Trade Logistics Branch
Related Sites: UN Development Account – Climate Change and Maritime Transport
UNCTAD Meetings website