Barbados Prime Minister, The Honorable Mia Mottley Advocates on Behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) at the UN Climate Action SummitRead Now
Three (3) consecutive weeks of discussion via the GOFAD Blogs followed the Devastation in The Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian. They triggered perspectives on achieving climate resilience through innovative approaches, regional partnerships and global solidarity. It has been suggested that for the Caribbean, building blocks are in place through strategic plans and programmes led by CARICOM institutions like Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5cs), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the University of the West Indies (UWI). There are illustrations too, of the leadership roles of the Caribbean in shaping global policy such as the Paris Agreement (2016) and most recently, the Report of the Global Commission on Adaptation (September 2019).
This week , we present, especially for those who have not seen/heard it, Barbados Prime Minister The Hon Mia Mottley's constructively passionate advocacy on behalf of the 44 member Alliance of Small Island Development States (AOSIS) at the UN Climate Action Summit. Prime Minister Mottley was emphatic about the important voice of the AOSIS which comprises 20 percent of the membership of the UN. The question is: does the case presented for AOSIS override the proposal for a Pan Caribbean Climate Action Partnership? Your ideas are appreciated.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit - Prime Minister Mia Mottley's Remarks https://youtu.be/Y0aUaXWGnsg via
Edward and Auriol Greene Directors, GOFAD.