COP23 event: Islands and EU overseas at the frontline of climate change solutions

Saturday, 11th of November 2017 (2:30 pm - 4 pm) UNFCCC COP 23 IUCN Pavilion (C.05 - Bonn Zone, Pavilion Area)

From the poles to the tropics, islands are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts but contribute minimally to greenhouse gas emissions. Particularly dependent on the health of their natural capital for their physical and economic well-being, islands present perfect opportunities to showcase nature-based solutions to mitigation and adaptation and to increasing overall resilience.

The different panellists of the Islands and EU Overseas event will showcase promising actions and initiatives at the local, regional and international level, that show helpful tangibles activities in order to address the pressing Climate change challenge and support the Paris agreement implementation. Come and join us!


  • Karin Zaunberger, European Commission, DG ENV
  • Kate Brown, GLISPA
  • Maina Sage, French Polynesia
  • Soudjata Radjassegarane, La Réunion
  • Ariane Steins-Meier, RARE
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