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Fifth meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable Promoting climate resilience and sustainable economic growth in the Caribbean

This year the Caribbean Development Roundtable (CDR) takes a frontal look at four major issues facing the region with a view to identifying workable solutions to address them successfully.

Gros Islet, Saint Lucia - 21-22 Mar 2018

Description

Under the general theme “Promoting climate resilience and sustainable economic growth in the Caribbean”, the Roundtable, through panel presentations and dialogue among policy makers, academics, the private sector and other stakeholders, will invite consideration of the  ECLAC debt for climate adaptation swap initiative, related opportunities for investment in green industries to promote economic diversification, and efforts to promote fiscal responsibility through the use of Public Expenditure Reviews in the Caribbean. The meeting will address the continuing challenge of de-risking and ongoing difficulties being experienced by the offshore financial sector in several member States. These issues are interrelated and deserve comprehensive attention with a view to improving the resilience of the region from both economic and environmental perspectives.

 

The CDR is expected to address the Caribbean’s debt challenge and other related issues, while providing a forum for examining opportunities for more effective promotion of sustainable development. Emphasis will be placed on finding innovative solutions to these trenchant problems.  The theme of the Roundtable is “Promoting climate resilience and sustainable economic growth in the Caribbean”

 

 

Programme

1.        Opening of the meeting.

2.         Understanding the debt for climate adaptation swap initiative of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

3.         Promoting a debt swap for the Caribbean: a strategic approach to making it happen.

4.         Advancing green investment and green industry for structural economic transformation in the Caribbean.

5.         Promoting fiscal responsibility and financial management in the Caribbean: the need for public expenditure reviews (PERs).

6.         Addressing the vulnerability of Caribbean economies caused by de-risking and challenges to the offshore financial sector.

7.         The next steps.

8.         Closure of the meeting.

Practical information

Scope of Meeting

The CDR is expected to address the Caribbean’s debt challenge and other related issues, while providing a forum for examining opportunities for more effective promotion of sustainable development. Emphasis will be placed on finding innovative solutions to these trenchant problems.  The theme of the Roundtable is “Promoting climate resilience and sustainable economic growth in the Caribbean”

The meeting will focus on four interrelated topics as follows:

  • Understanding the ECLAC debt for climate adaptation swap initiative.
  • Advancing green investment and green industry for structural economic transformation the Caribbean.
  • Promoting fiscal responsibility and management in the Caribbean. The need for public expenditure reviews (PERs).
  • Addressing the vulnerability of the Caribbean caused by de-risking and challenges to the offshore financial sector.

 

Objective of the Roundtable

The main objective of the Roundtable is to provide a space for intellectual exchange of views and suggestions, with a view to identifying workable solutions to address the vulnerabilities of Caribbean SIDS.  Focus will be given the identification of integrated strategies for building resilience. It is anticipated that such strategies could be mainstreamed into national development planning processes, through policy formulation.

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21-22 Mar 2018
Intergovernmental meetings
Sandals Grande
Pigeon Island
Gros Islet
Saint Lucia
By invitation

Contact

Aurélie Quiatol
Meeting Services Assistant, Program Support Unit, ECLAC Subregional Headquaters for the Caribbean
aurelie.quiatol@eclac.org
(868) 224-8071

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