Nassau, 17 August 2022 (TDI): The government of the Bahamas, hosted a plenary session held from Tuesday to Wednesday. This meeting focused on the role of the Caribbean region in climate mitigation. The government of the Bahamas wanted to bring Caribbean leaders to strengthen ties.
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Bahamas, Phillip Davis, shared his remarks at the meeting of the heads of the government. The meeting focused to prepare the heads for United Nations Climate Change Conference and COP27.
Read Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis’ remarks to the Opening Plenary Session of the Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting to Prepare for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of The Parties 27.https://t.co/W7ZDE3HTOn
— Office of The Prime Minister The Bahamas (@opmthebahamas) August 16, 2022
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Highlights from the meeting
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas hosted the meeting. The Prime Minister shared his remarks during the opening ceremony. He highlighted that the Caribbean region suffers economic and social damage from climate fluctuations.
Moreover, the Prime Minister expressed his thoughts on increasing heatwaves, droughts, and wildfires around the world. The Prime Minister requested collective efforts to restore the climate. Moreover, the Prime minister requested combined efforts to combat climate change.
I was pleased to welcome @miaamormottley, Prime Minister of Barbados to the Bahamas earlier today ahead of the first Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting in preparation for COP27. pic.twitter.com/vItowEQEsQ
— Fred Mitchell – Minute By Minute (@FredMitchell242) August 16, 2022
On Caribbean regional debt
Furthermore, the Prime Minter highlighted that the region faced debts accumulated by climate disasters. The region has also faced multiple challenges in accessing climate-related funds.
Moreover, the Prime Minister ensured heads that COP27 will address the emissions. The Prime Minister also mentioned that the world’s wealthiest countries emit 80% of emissions.
At last, the Prime Minister encouraged the active participation of regional heads in the meeting. This was so that better ways and strategies could emerge. He believed that practical steps need to be taken for a better climate.