Caribbean leaders united in race against climate change

Caribbean leaders and senior officials have agreed to accelerate joint action to build resilience to disasters, stressing climate action as a matter of their survival.

Meeting in Washington D.C., the leaders welcomed the Commonwealth’s plan of action to help member countries boost resilience and cope with the impacts of climate change.

Describing the Commonwealth as a “force of good” in the world, Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Public Service, said, “The Commonwealth offers opportunities to collaborate across a wide range of priority areas, including climate change, for galvanising and creating momentum around specific reforms that can be of benefit for member countries.”

His words were echoed by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia A. Mottley, who praised the…

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