These two regions, separated by geography, climate and culture, are united by the fact that they are already feeling the dramatic effects of climate change. Both regions are looking for ways to adapt, but on their own, they may not be able to succeed. Strategic policy-relevant and community-driven initiatives need to be addressed through collaboration.
"We need to focus our research efforts on local communities because adaptation to climate change is a global concern with local manifestations," says Grete Hovelsrud, project leader for the Many Strong Voices Programme and Research Director at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO).
From 27 to 30 May 2007, 40 stakeholders from the Caribbean,
The Many Strong Voices Programme was launched in late 2005 at a global climate change meeting in