As mandated by paragraph 8(b) of decision 1/CP.10, the
expert meeting on adaptation for SIDS is organized under the guidance of the chair of the
Subsidiary Body for Implementation to facilitate information exchange and integrated assessments to
assist Parties in identifying specific adaptation needs and concerns. The expert meeting will be
held in two parts.
Report on the
expert meeting on adaptation for SIDS
and Adaptation to Climate Change in small island developing States (background paper)
Part I for Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean SIDS
5 to 7 February 2007, Kingston, Jamaica
The meeting was hosted by the Jamaican Ministry of Local Government and Environment and was organized by
the UNFCCC in collaboration with the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United
Nations Environment Programme. Participants included experts from SIDS, developed countries, international
organizations and non-governmental organizations.
Part II for Pacific and Indian Ocean SIDS
26 to 28 February 2007, Rarotonga, Cook
An expert meeting on adaptation for the small island developing states (SIDS) of the Pacific and Indian
Ocean regions was held in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands. The meeting, organised by the secretariat of the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and hosted by the Environment Service of the
Cook Islands, provided participating experts with the opportunity to exchange information on assessing the
impacts of climate change, as well as their countries’ vulnerabilities to these impacts.