Guyana Foreign Minister issues call for support to small states affected by climate change

Guyana's Foreign Minister, Hon. Dr. Karen Cummings, delivers remarks at the opening ceremony
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Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings, has issued a call for support to smaller states which have been affected by natural disasters and are finding difficulty in dealing with climate change related matters.

Minister Cummings spoke with the Department of Public Information (DPI) following (the) Sixth Meeting of CARICOM and Cuban Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Guyana Government in Georgetown.

“There are certain islands like Dominica for example, where matters (climate) are affecting them, and these are not man made really, so we need to support them,” Minister Cummings stated.

She urged the Region’s governments to assist either through funding or by providing the necessary human resource to aid the affected states.

Meantime, here in Guyana, the Foreign Affairs Minister stated that deliberate efforts are being made to move towards renewable energy.

“We have been putting things in place to deal with that, to mitigate climate change,” she assured.

To date, the Government of Guyana has been aggressively pursuing its Green State Development Strategy (GSDS). This is aimed at building greater economic resilience by diversifying production and reducing dependency on fossil fuels, while actively trying to generate sources of renewable energy from sources such as hydro, solar, wind and biomass.

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