Climate Change is Everybody’s Business! Local Solutions for Climate Resilient Agriculture, Food and Nutrition: Sovereignty, Security, Safety and Sustainability!
These are the themes of 2 Climate Solutions Expos which take place on Wednesday, 29 March at The Canal, St David and on Wednesday, 5 April, at the St Patrick’s Anglican School, respectively.
The objective of both Climate Solutions Expos is to provide an opportunity
- to showcase the climate-related initiatives being undertaken by local communities, CSOs, public and private sector partners
- to facilitate public awareness and encourage climate action at local levels
- to encourage exchange and sharing of knowledge and information among the various stakeholders — individuals, communities, CSOs, public and private entities — participating in the Expos
Both Expos will be open to the public from 11 am and the official programme will get underway at 1 pm. Entry is open to all and members of the public are invited to attend this informative, educational and entertaining activity nearest to them.
The first Climate Solutions Expo under the theme, Climate Change is Everybody’s Business, will take place at The Canal, St David on Wednesday, 29 March. Everyone is impacted by climate change and everyone is therefore encouraged to take responsibility and action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The expo will feature presentations and displays which will share information on actions that can be taken at various levels — personal, home and surrounding environment — e.g. photovoltaic energy, water conservation, waste management, ventilation and cooling, housing. It will also feature agro-products whose production is supported by local resources and/or sources of renewable energy.
The St David’s Climate Solutions Expo will conclude with a panel discussion on Climate Change, Health and Environment.
The second Climate Solutions Expo will take place on Wednesday, 5 April at the St Patrick’s Anglican School under the theme, Local Solutions for Climate Resilient Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security: sovereignty, security, safety and sustainability. It will focus on the application of natural practices and local knowledge as an appropriate response to address the challenges of climate change faced by agriculture. Agriculture supports livelihoods, food and nutrition security. A special feature will be the introduction to local, climate-resilient species, their nutritional value and uses. The St Patrick’s Climate Solutions Expo will be co-hosted by the Best Practices Farmers Movement.
The Climate Solutions Expos are an activity of the regional project Enhancing CSOs Access and Readiness to Climate Finance that is being implemented by the Trinidad-based NGO, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) on behalf of 7 regional governments including Grenada. The Inter Agency Group of Development Organisations (IAGDO), the National Co-ordinator/Civil Society Liaison on behalf of CANARI, is co-ordinating/organising the 2 Climate Expos with the support of various stakeholders, individuals, CSOs, government projects and private sector entities.
Water conservation.? How dare you tell Grenadians to conserve water while you build huge developments with huge water demands while destroying wetlands at the same time. Most Grenadians have their drinkable water shut off weekly. You are certainly a farce until you put GRENADIAN CITIZENS FIRST. That being locals not tourists.