COP26 Will Deliver For Vulnerable Countries

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service)

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which is slated for Glasgow later this year, will deliver for countries most vulnerable to climate change.

This assurance came (8 July) from President-designate of COP26, Alok Sharma, as he participated in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, at Ilaro Court.

Mr. Sharma, who visited Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda (last) week, said: “In my travels, as COP President, I have seen firsthand the…terrible damage and the impact of the climate crisis on people around the world…. During this visit, …I have heard from people who are affected directly, about the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, and the fact that they are getting more ferocious in terms of their impact.

“And that’s why I am absolutely determined that COP26 will deliver for the countries most vulnerable to climate change. I recognise the unique vulnerabilities and challenges that small island developing states face, and I will continue to advocate for their priorities. And we must seek urgent action to protect the lives and livelihoods of people.”

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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