Caribbean Countries on the Frontline of Climate Change Impact Call for Stronger Mitigation Commitments


Damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, on the British Virgin Island of Tortola. Caribbean leaders want larger countries to pick up the pace at which they are working to meet the climate change challenge and keep global warming from devastating whole countries. (Courtesy: Russell Watkins/DFID)

By Desmond Brown

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, September 25 2018 (IPS) – Caribbean leaders want larger countries to pick up the pace at which they are working to meet the climate change challenge and keep global warming from devastating whole countries, including the most vulnerable ones like those in the Caribbean.

Diann Black-Layne, ambassador for Climate Change in Antigua and Barbuda’s ministry of agriculture, lands, housing and the environment, said that at present, most studies show…

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