National workshop: “Generating climate change and disaster indicators for policy decision-making in Belize”

Description

The Caribbean region is acutely threatened by climate change, particularly the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Belize 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.

In this context, the ECLAC´s Statistics Division, sub regional Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, are joining efforts 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 advance 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.

Objectives

  1. Train the participants to build selected environment, climate change and disaster indicators and its metadata.
  2. Identify data and capacity gaps to develop an Environmental Information System (EIS) and build a regional resilience platform.
  3. Have a better understanding of how geospatial data can enhance the use of environment, climate change and disaster indicators for effective decision making.

Expected outcomes

  1. At least five prioritized climate change and disasters indicator and its metadata are available at the end of the workshop.
  2. A selection of prioritized indicators from the Global Set of Climate Change Indicators are identified for Belize.
  3. Follow up steps to build further selected climate change and disasters indicators are agreed with the national focal points from the Statistical Institute of Belize and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management.

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Event Agenda

Event presentations

“Generating climate change and disaster indicators for policy decision-making in Belize”