Climate Action webinar series

Climate Finance: The key to achieving climate ambitions in the Eastern Caribbean

Date: 26/10/2021

Duration: 14:30-15:30 (BST); 09:30-10:30 (AST)

Location: Online

Exploring the need for private finance in developing countries in the Eastern Caribbean.

In this webinar, Commonwealth Alumnus Courtnae Bailey will discuss the importance of climate finance in meeting climate change challenges in the Eastern Caribbean. The presentation will throw light on current approaches to financing adaptation which are exacerbating the socioeconomic challenges faced by these countries, including high fiscal debt. The presentation will explore the solutions needed to design and assess adaptation projects to facilitate the mobilisation of the quantity and quality of finance needed for adaptation.

The webinar will last for approximately one hour, including a Q&A session.

The CSC’s Climate Action webinar series will provide a platform for Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni working and conducting research in areas related to climate change to present on their work and impact in this field to the CSC community.

You can watch previous webinars, delivered as part of the monthly Knowledge Hub webinar series, on the CSC’s YouTube channel.

Courtnae Bailey is in the final year of her CSC funded PhD at Imperial College London. Her research focuses on increasing private investment in climate change adaptation in Eastern Caribbean Small Island States. Her Caribbean background and experience and understanding of climate impacts influenced her research, which falls at the intersection of science and policy. Courtnae is passionate about sustainability and is actively involved in environmental awareness groups. She is a member of the Grantham Institute’s Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Programme (SSCP DTP) to pursue research on financing solutions for climate change, specifically for climate change adaptation.

Courtnae Bailey is a 2017 Commonwealth Scholar from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She is currently completing her PhD at Imperial College London.