UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

(CNS): A new campaign has been launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to create a climate change survival blueprint for the Caribbean. The effort is being led by Inga Rhonda King, president of the council who is from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the council is set to hold a meeting Tuesday at the UN HQ in New York to to take stock of progress on actions taken in the region. It will focus on commitments made and results achieved to date on small islands and shocks associated with natural hazards, exploring new and innovative approaches to financing climate resilience.

In a video about the meeting King points out that last year, climate-related worldwide disasters caused $320 billion in damage, wiping out decades of…

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