Climate Resilience Matters To Developing Countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott. (Photo by FP via BGIS))
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Building climate resilience must be seen as a vehicle through which we might pursue and achieve much of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

This statement was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, while speaking at the Climate Resilience Group/Network of the Marrakech Partnership on Global Climate Action on Monday, December 10, in Katowice, Poland.

Senator Walcott stressed: “The Caribbean region is highly vulnerable to climate-related hazards such as tropical storms and hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves. Climate change exacerbates these pre-existing hazards and is already affecting all facets of life in our respective countries.”

Minister Walcott said the effects of climate change are wreaking havoc on our economies, by increasing the risks to human health and social welfare, food security, ecosystems and natural resources.

“Climate change significantly endangers the prospect of our achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and targets adopted by the global community in 2015. It is therefore absolutely necessary that we address the matter of resilience to the sequelae of climate change in planning for our future,” Mr. Walcott stated.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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