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GIS Spotlight on Cayman's Climate Adaptation

Rebuilding Cayman Brac after Hurricane Paloma.

This week's GIS Spotlight looks at the development of Cayman's national plan for climate change; visits Cayman Brac, with National Recovery Fund staff; and gives you creative reasons for dressing up for the annual - and very glamorous - National Gallery Costume Ball.

Higher temperatures, melting ice caps, rising sea levels... according to Judy Clarke, Public Education Outreach Officer for Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), climate change is no longer a hypothetical future phenomena, but a current reality. So, join us as we explore how Cayman plans to weather this storm.

And for information on the impact of climate change on small-island nations, go to www.caymanbiodiversity.com/downloads/Tyndall_Centre_surviving_climate_change.pdf.

Next, we talk to National Recovery Fund (NRF) Director Dr Mark Laskin, about walking the road to recovery on Cayman Brac. Find out what has been done, and what is still needed, to complete the task.

Then it's time to don the kimonos and set off for the National Gallery's annual costume ball. This year's theme, Memoirs of a Geisha, promises to be an excellent background to an enchanting event.

But it is not all about glamour. Find out how your support will help with art outreach and education programmes that benefit children and adults across all three islands.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions, regarding issues that concern and affect you.

The programme airs on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on Cayman27, and on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on Island24.

All the stories in this week's edition can also be found on YouTube, at www.youtube.com/user/CIGovtInfoServices .

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky .

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver