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Barbados Voices Concern Over Impact of Climate Change in Caribbean PDF Imprimir E-Mail
Escrito por silvio gonzalez   
jueves, 10 de julio de 2014

Imagen activa10 de julio de 2014, 00:03Bridgetown,10 Jul (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Caribbean countries and other small island developing states (SIDS) are becoming increasingly susceptible to climate change and steps have to be taken to reduce this vulnerability.

Stuart noted that as a result of climate change, unprecedented flooding was taking place in several parts of the world, including the Caribbean, with neighbouring territories experiencing unseasonal hurricane type behaviour.

"St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for example, around Christmas last year and St. Lucia and Dominica experienced systems that were unprecedented for that time of the year. Seventeen per cent of the gross domestic product of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was destroyed by that system last December.

Prime Minister Stuart said that Barbados would be articulating its position on the effects of climate change on SIDS at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, which will be held in Samoa in September.

The United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held in Apia, Samoa, from September 1 to 4. Barbados and other CARICOM countries will be hoping to develop and secure partnerships in areas such as climate change and disaster risk management, oceans and biodiversity, water and sanitation, food security and waste management, sustainable economic development, sustainable energy and social development, health and non-communicable diseases, and youth and women.

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