Jamaica urges partnerships to tackle climate impacts, economic fragility in small islands

Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak

NEW YORK, USA — Galvanizing an effective global fundraising campaign to address climate change and achieve sustainable economic growth is key for small island developing states (SIDS), Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, told world leaders at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

Holness expressed concerns over his country’s vulnerability to a raft of social, economic, environmental, financial and trade-related hazards.

“Together with persistent challenges linked to climate change and more frequent intense weather events; these all impact the pace of our development,” he told world leaders gathered in New York for the…

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