High Commission Praises Climate Change Online Module

Minister Counsellor in the High Commission of St. Kitts and Nevis in London, Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister is praising the recently concluded UWI’s online module entitled ‘Caribbean Small States and the Diplomacies of Climate Change: Negotiations in Practice’.

After the conclusion of the three-day event, Minister Counsellor Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister said, “this training was by far one of the most challenging yet rewarding courses I have attended in a long time. I would recommend this course to anyone preparing to attend the COP26 in Glasgow later this year or anyone who has an interest in climate change and climate change diplomacy.”

The online module was centred on understanding and forming diplomatic relations with regards to in climate change.

The cohort of participants hailed from Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, and St. Kitts and Nevis.

The module placed particular attention on the process underway in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for addressing global climate change.

Participants traced the evolution of the process to date, with broad exposure to real-world insights about the actual negotiation dynamics at the relevant meetings. The module took account of the role of climate science and the latest scientific reports on climate change in the context of their impact on the political process.

The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean (DAOC) is the Caribbean’s premier professional development-oriented diplomatic studies centre, and is an integral part of The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Institute of International Relations (IIR), which was established in 2014.

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