Deputy Director and Science Advisor of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Dr. Ulric Trotz, and other representatives of leading regional agencies focused on climate change issues met with His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, last week at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Barbados.
Reflecting on the challenges posed by climate change and the way forward for the Caribbean, Dr Trotz noted that:
“Building climate resilient, low carbon economies in the Caribbean will require a transformational change by national governments, regional organisations, NGOs, the private sector and civil society supported by an unprecedented level of financial and technical assistance.”
The Secretary General applauded the Caribbean for its contribution and engagement on climate change and affirmed the importance of regional institutions in keeping on the front burner the concerns about the impact on the Caribbean.
“Regional organizations are critical to moving this agenda forward – and…
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