This day-long convening will explore how islands in the U.S. and around the world are responding to climate change. We will bring together island representatives from government, academic, and nonprofit institutions with subject matter experts and funders to discuss common challenges, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities for dialogue and collaboration.
The first part of the day will include two plenary discussions on global and regional circular economy initiatives, and circular economy initiatives in Guam and Hawai`i. This will be followed by a lunch keynote.
The second part of the day will be devoted to discussions following two tracks. One will be specific to U.S. islands and will focus on two topics: transforming the built environment and sustainably managing natural resources. The second track will gather international islands to discuss the Samoa Pathway, and the Local2030 Islands Hub Network and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. The program will conclude with plenary discussions on the role of philanthropy and the private sector, and opportunities for collaboration and continued dialogue.
The Climate Strong Islands Dialogue is organized by The New York Community Trust, the community foundations representing Hawai`i, Puerto Rico, St. Croix and Miami-Dade County, Global Island Partnership, Enterprise Community Partners, Clean Energy Group, and the Council on Foundations.
This event is part of the Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change program of Climate Week NYC.