Islands at the Frontline

Islands at the Frontline

A year after two of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic ocean struck the Caribbean, where do the affected islands and populations stand on the path to recovery, and are the disasters a game changer on the path to resilience?

Readings from The Irma Diaries will take the audience deep inside the strongest hurricane at time of landfall in Atlantic history. The audience will participate in a discussion around the future of islands in the face of climate change and creative mechanisms for accelerating global action. More information: www.TheIrmaDiaries.com

Live streaming

Speakers

Introduction

Georgios Pantoulis, Deputy Head of Unit, DEVCO C6 - Sustainable Energy, Climate Change

Presentations

Edouard EreƱo Blanchet, Disaster Risk Management Specialist of the World Bank, Team Leader of the DRM portfolio in Dominican Republic and the first Emergency Recovery Project in Sint Maarten

Angela Burnett, Author of The Irma Diaries and Climate Change Officer for the British Virgin Islands