St. Lucia will host the first Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiative (NDC FI) later this week.

The October 11-12 initiative is one of two events being held to raise public awareness on the impacts of climate change.

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission said an exhibition under the theme “Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change” is being organized in collaboration with the European Union and the Department of Sustainable Development of the St. Lucia government.

It said the gallery will highlight the role of biodiversity and other factors in climate mitigation.

The exhibition coincides with the Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiative that is being convened under the theme “Caribbean Climate Leadership: Accelerating NDC Implementation”.

The organisers said the objectives of the forum are to generate a roadmap for NDC implementation and investment until 2020 as well as identify and validate key NDC investment sectors/sub-sectors.

The two day event will be attended by government ministers and experts from the nine-member OECS and the wider CARICOM countries as well as representatives of regional institutions; development partner organisations and the regional and international private sectors.

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