Grenada: National workshop on generating climate change and disasters indicators for policy decision-making
The Caribbean region is acutely threatened by climate change, particularly the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Grenada is no exception. The country is situated in the tropical cyclone belts and is directly exposed to the forces of the oceans. And as a small geographical area, disasters might affect vast proportions of the country. Availability of quality statistics and indicators are crucial to effectively respond to the effects of climate change and build resilience.
Against this backdrop, the ECLAC´s Statistics Division, Sub regional Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, are joining forces to enhance the production and use of key indicators and metrics to monitor and adapt to the effects of climate change and strengthen Environmental Information Systems (EIS). These efforts, supported by the Development Account of the United Nations, aim to boost the environmental pillar of the 2030 Agenda and improve policy coherence in the implementation of the Escazú Agreement, the Revised St. George´s Declaration (SGD 2040), the SAMOA Pathway, the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework.
- Train the participants to build selected environment, climate change and disaster indicators and its metadata.
- Identify data and capacity gaps to develop an Environmental Information System (EIS) and build a regional resilience platform.
- Have a better understanding of how geospatial data can enhance the use of environment, climate change and disaster indicators for effective decision making.
- At least three prioritized climate change and disasters indicator and its metadata are available at the end of the workshop.
- A selection of prioritized indicators from the Global Set of Climate Change Indicators are identified for Grenada.
- Follow up steps to build further selected climate change and disasters indicators are agreed with the national focal points from the Central Statistical Office of Grenada and the Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment and Renewable Energy.
17 Oct 2022
Inaugural session and introduction to the workshop09:00 a 10:00
Facilitator: Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator of Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC Caribbean
▪ Faustina Wiggins, CARICOM Secretariat
▪ Chamberlain Emmanuel, Environmental Sustainability Division, OECS
▪ Reena Shah, Environment Statistics Section, UNSD
▪ Rolando Ocampo, ECLAC Statistics Division
▪ Hon. Lennox Andrews, Ministry of Economic Development, Planning, Tourism, ICT, Creative Economy, Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries & Cooperatives
1. Global and regional enabling frameworks and strategies10:00 a 11:20
- Faustina Wiggins, CARICOM Secretariat1.1 Regional work on environment statistics as a guiding force to improve availability of climate change and disasters statistics and indicatorsFarzana Yusuf-Leon, OECS1.2 Regional strategy to strengthen capacity development for environment and climate change statistics in the CaribbeanReena Shah, UNSD1.3 Global Set of Climate Change Statistics and Indicators: a tool to identify multi-purpose indicators on climate changeDavid Barrio, ECLAC1.4 The Escazú Agreement: a pathway to developing an Environmental Information System (EIS)» Q&A Session
2. Environment, climate change and disasters indicators for Grenada needs and priorities11:30 a 15:00
- 2.1 National policies and plans where environment, climate change and disaster indicators are required- La Verne Mapp, Planning Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands; Fisheries and Cooperatives- Tonya Hyacinth, Deputy Disaster Coordinator (Ag.), National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA)- Aria St.Louis, Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment and Renewable Energy, Government of Grenada» Q&A SessionIskuhi Mkrtchyan, ECLAC2.1.1 Group dynamic: demand for and priority indicators along the policy-making cycle, by group2.1.2 Group dynamic: groups report back to plenaryIskuhi Mkrtchyan & Karina Cázarez, ECLAC2.2 Individual work: Review the Global Set of Climate Change Indicators and select priority indicators for the countryKarina Cázarez, ECLAC2.3 Presenting the indicator to be built during the workshopGeorgina Alcantar, ECLACConclusion of the day and what to expect for day 2Abdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLACEnd of day 1
18 Oct 2022
3. What is needed to produce environment, climate change and disaster statistics and indicators?09:00 a 09:30
Facilitator: Karina Cázarez, ECLAC
4. How to produce environment, climate change and disaster statistics and indicators?09:30 a 11:20
- Janet Geoghagen-Martin, ECLAC4.1 From data to environment, climate change and disaster statistics and indicators and statistical classifications and typologiesFrancisco Jiménez, ECLAC4.2 The geospatial dimension of environment, climate change and disaster statistics and indicatorsGeorgina Alcantar, ECLAC4.3 ECLAC´s methodology to produce environment, climate change and disasters indicatorsAlda Díaz, ECLAC4.4 How to develop a methodological sheet & examples of methodological sheets» Q&A SessionJanet Geoghagen-Martin and Paula Fuenzalida, ECLAC4.5 Interactive quiz on Methodological Sheet
5. Building selected environment climate change and disasters indicators with national data11:20 a 15:00
- Karina Cázarez, ECLAC5.1 Instructions for group workAll participants5.2 Group work: building selected climate change and disasters indicators and their methodological sheets- Insights from the working groupsKarina Cázarez, ECLACConclusions of the day and what to expect for day 3Abdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLACEnd of day 2
19 Oct 2022
6. Recap from day 2 and introduction to day 309:00 a 09:15
Facilitator: Iskuhi Mkrtchyan, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC Caribbean
Iskuhi Mkrtchyan, ECLAC
Welcome and introduction to day 3 of the workshop
Janet Geoghagen-Martin and Paula Fuenzalida, ECLAC
Interactive Recap from day 2
7. Presentation of group work results: indicators and methodological sheets09:15 a 11:10
All groups present their indicators and methodological sheets Remaining groups present their indicators and methodological sheets and receive feedback from the audience and the ECLAC team
8. Towards an environmental information system in Grenada11:10 a 15:00
- Karina Cázarez, ECLAC8.1 Instructions for group workIskuhi Mkrtchyan, ECLAC8.2 Group work: dissemination and sustainability of the new indicators: challenges & potential Solutions by groups8.2 Reporting back from group workFrancisco Jiménez, ECLAC8.3 Recommendations to establish an Environmental Information System8.4 Evaluation of the workshopHalim Brizan, Director, Central Statistical Office of Grenada & Georgina Alcantar, ECLACClosing remarksAbdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLACEnd of the workshop