Climate Change and Health Vulnerability in Spotlight At Regional Meeting in Dominica
The relationship between climate and health are among the many topics up for discussion at a 2-day workshop being organized by the Caribbean Regional Climate Outlook Forum (CARICOF).
A number of stake holders from across the region are meeting at the Fort Young hotel for the next 2 days to discuss a range of issues related to climate change and health vulnerability.
Principal of the Caribbean Institute for Metrology and Hydrology is David Farrell.
Meantime Minister with responsibility of Metrological Services Miriam Blanchard says weather events due to climate change is taking its toll on economies across the world.
She says the current workshop is timely.
The event is organised by the regional climate services provider, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology in collaboration with the Dominica Meteorological Service, and its many development partners including USAID, the Department of Environment Canada, The World Meteorological Organization., the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the University of Arizona.
Also expected to attend are representatives from development partners, including the Department of Health Canada, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), key regional development and sector agencies, and the Ministry of Health.
Meantime, the Ministry of Health will launch its Assessment of Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation.
The meeting is taking place over the next two days at the Fort Young Hotel.