For the week 06 February 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Join us Wednesday, February 15 at 1pm EST / 10am PST / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Debt Conversions to Finance Action on the Blue Economy for Small Island Developing States, presented by Robert Weary of The Nature Conservancy.
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are highly vulnerable to climate change. However, extremely high public debt ratios make it difficult for these countries to invest in modifying infrastructure and improving coastal and flood protection. Protecting the “blue economy” of island states will ultimately reduce vulnerability of both marine ecosystems and the economy as a whole (e.g., through sustained fishing grounds and tourism). And debt conversions allow national governments to free capital streams and direct them into climate adaptation and marine conservation activities that ultimately will restore natural and human resilience to threats of climate change. Join us on this webinar to learn more about relevant debt conversions including how they are financed, managed, utilized, and retired.
For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar120.
Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team