Grenada Prime Minister calls for immediate action on climate change
(UWItv Press Release) Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Honourable Keith Mitchell has called for immediate, decisive action on climate change and warned that lives and livelihoods continue to be at stake.
Prime Minister Mitchell said the unifying nature of sports provides a platform to advocate for change, as has been done historically. Even as he noted the recent pledge by G7 countries to mobilize US$100 billion annually to assist poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, he argued that vulnerable countries should not depend solely on handouts.
“We ought not to wait on global consensus to act. Sir Frank Worrell did not wait on global consensus, on discrimination to mould his team to be the best outfit in the cricket business. He demonstrated sound leadership on the field of play and so too our countries need to show leadership in the field of climate change.”
The comments by Prime Minister Mitchell came during his delivery of the 21st Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on the topic, Sport and Climate Change, hosted by The University of the West Indies Faculty of Sport on June 28, 2021. The virtual event was broadcast via UWItv.
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