Time for climate action, Holness tells G20 leaders


Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored the need for more action and less talk on climate change, which continues to pose a serious threat to small island states.

Addressing a G20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday, Holness declared that it is time to move from “climate talk to climate action”.

Holness added: “The small island states of the Caribbean, whose case I plead at this summit, do not have the luxury of engaging in a philosophical debate on climate change.

“We are on the front lines. Every year without fail one or more of our islands will be hit by weather events of greater frequency and intensity, which can wipe out entire economies several times over in a few hours, as was the case last year.”

Holness, who recently accepted an invitation…

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