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UWI launches Global Climate-Smart Institute

The Caribbean now has its own Global Institute for Climate-Smart and Resilient Development (GICSRD) resourced by leading experts from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and backed by high profile regional and international partner institutions—the likes of the United Nations Development Programme, Open Society Foundations and Barbados-born, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation. At the core of the GICSRD’s objectives is increasing the scientific understanding of the changing climate and its impacts on communities and economies. It will also execute projects that promote more resilient and sustainable development. Renowned scientist from The UWI St Augustine Campus, Professor John Agard, who currently co-chairs the independent group of scientists selected by the United Nations to prepare the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report, will serve as the Institute’s inaugural Executive Director. FST Mona members of the GICSRD’s inaugural Advisory Board include Dr. Donovan Campbell (Head, Geography and Geology), Dr. David Smith (Director, Institute for Sustainable Development) and Prof. Michael Taylor (Dean, FST The UWI-Mona).

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Published on 14 Oct, 2021

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