CASTRIES, St.Lucia, Feb 10, CMC – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat will launch a twelve-part television series on climate change on Wednesday as part of the awareness component of a USAID-funded climate change project.
The television series, which was recently completed with the assistance of a St Lucian based consultant firm, is a first-time initiative of its kind for the OECS Secretariat, and is expected to contribute to awareness building efforts of an OECS-USAID Climate Change Project aimed at “Reducing the Risks to Human and Natural Assets Resulting from Climate Change (RRACC).”
“The series is expected to generate increased curiosity on climate change and specifically, provide tips on how the public can make individual choices that will help them better cope with climate change related issues,” says OECS Climate Change Communications Specialist Tecla Fontenard
The launch ceremony will take place at “Our Planet” a state of the art cinema theatre in downtown Castries and the agenda will include the preview screening of selected episodes in the series, and performances on climate change related issues.
An estimated 60 guests are expected to attend the ceremony, representing local, national, regional and international agencies involved in environmental conservation and climate change related work in the OECS region.
Fontenard said the first time TV series initiative, produced by the OECS Secretariat features climate change impacts and solutions, “with an emphasis on issues related the water, tourism and agricultural sectors, as well as highlights on vulnerabilities to coastal areas, and increased exposure to natural disasters, such as hurricanes.”
The RRACC Project is a five-year developmental project which was launched in 2011 to assist OECS governments with building resilience through the implementation of climate change adaptation measures.