Voices from SIDS at the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty: Small Island Developing States speak to COP26 (Bristol Conversations in Education)
Hosted by the Education in Small States Research Group (ESSRG), Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE) and Cabot Institute for the Environment
Online event. Please register via the link below to receive further details.
This event is part of the School of Education's Bristol Conversations in Education research seminar series. These seminars are free and open to the public.
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are some of the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. They are living at ‘the Sharp End’. When countries around the world come together in Glasgow to address climate change at the 26th Conference of Parties (COP) in November of this year, the people living in SIDS hope that these vital negotiations will stimulate realistic, context-sensitive and urgent progress towards realising the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In this Pre-COP virtual event, the Education in Small States Research Group (ESSRG) brings together locally held priorities from the three main regions of SIDS on the resilience, adaptation, and capacity building needed to mitigate climate change at a local level. The event brings into conversation voices from the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific on the impact of climate change on SIDS, and ways to protect the environment and preserve our planet for the future. Through this event, we voice our key messages for the forthcoming COP26 deliberations.
Terra Sprague (Deputy Director, ESSRG, University of Bristol)
Aminath Muna & Aminath Shiyama (ESSRG Team Members, Maldives)
Dame Pearlette Louisy (Emerita Governor General of St Lucia)
Merle St.Clair-Auguste (Vice Principal, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St Lucia)
Rosiana Lagi (Deputy Head of School of Education, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji/Tuvalu)
Michael Crossley (Director, ESSRG)
Dann Mitchell (Professor of Climate Science, Cabot Institute, University of Bristol)
- Welcoming remarks, Terra Sprague, Deputy Director, ESSRG & Michael Crossley, Director, ESSRG
- Orientation to Conference of Parties (COP), Cabot Institute representative (TBC)
- Maldives: Voices from the Sharp End - video contribution produced by Aminath Muna & Aminath Shiyama, ESSRG Team Members
- St Lucia: Living at the Sharp End - The Impact of Climate Change on the Caribbean with special reference to the Education Sector, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Emerita Governor General of St Lucia & Merle St.Clair-Auguste, Vice Principal, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St Lucia
- Pacific Islands: Tuvalu Traditional Ecological Knowledge – Weather Forecasting Video Documentary Review, Rosiana Lagi, Deputy Head of School of Education, The University of the South Pacific
- Response from Cabot Institute
- Discussion Q&A