Jamaica PM recommends global disaster fund to help SIDS recover, manage disaster risks

PM, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, highlights a point while addressing the opening of a two-day virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, on April 22 (Photo via Jamaica Information Service).

(Jamaica Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaica has enhanced its nationally determined contribution to target a 60 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

“We, like all Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and many developing countries remain committed to advancing climate action and we are determined to build forward stronger, better and greener,” he said, while addressing the opening of a two-day virtual con Thursday (April 22).

Mr. Holness said Jamaica is also “greatly encouraged by the United States (US) announcement to cut emission by half”, and is heartened that the US has rejoined the Paris Agreement, which is an important expression of global solidarity for climate action.

The Prime Minister stressed that it is critical that the world’s commitment of US$100 billion per year to support climate action in developing countries is not only honoured but that the ambition be increased and major emitters should contribute more to its financing.

Read more at: Jamaica Information Service

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