Caribbean climate talks a complex conversation which must not waiver – Barbados PM

Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley at the opening of the conference (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley said countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have embarked on a journey to begin a sustainable energy future, noting that it is a conversation they must never allow to waver.

“Of the challenges facing our nations, the climate crisis and the energy transition present both threats and opportunities for our region. We must protect our people against the threats while taking absolute advantage of the opportunities afforded to us over the course of the next few decades.”

“Energy, we all know, is integral to our societies. An abundant and affordable supply of energy is essential for meaningful social and economic activity. And to achieve growth in these activities, governments must actively implement policies that will create and incentivise the sustainable use of energy resources.”

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

She made this comment during her address to the opening ceremony of the International Energy Conference and Expo ongoing at the Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown.  

PM Mottley echoed the concerns of Suriname’s President, Chandrikapersad Santokhi and President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana, about the countries’ vulnerability to the changing climate.

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