Panel: Climate Blueprint: Dominica Film screening & Q&A
After experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the Caribbean island of Dominica chose to take radical action in the face of climate change: to become the first climate resilience nation in the world. Five years later, they have the plan to make this vision a reality. We hear from a historian on centuries-old building practices and a young indigenous chief on the legacy of colonialism. This historical context sets the stage for greater understanding of the challenges facing the country today. This story imagines and demonstrates what a resilient future could look like if everyone gets behind this transformation; and how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can be a model and resource for the rest of the world on climate ambition and resilient design, if we just pay attention. This story is not just about Dominica, but the whole SIDS community, and by extension, the global community. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film producer and CEO of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD).
- What could a resilient future look like for island communities?
- Can Large Ocean Island States (LOIS) be a model and resource for the rest of the world on climate ambition and resilient design?
- What is the role played by indigenous practices in building climate resilience?
- How can the global community learn from the experiences, lessons learned and progress made by Dominica?