Saint Lucia: Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre attended the COP28 meeting that was held in Dubai last week. He was conjoined by other World Leaders and other organisations.
At the Summit, PM Pierre addressed the gathering on the increasing crisis related to Climate Change. He delivered the message to resolve the issues related to Climate.
“The power to turn things around lies in our collective hands” – Philip J. Pierre
The minister said that all the citizens must stay focused and resolute. We should not vacillate on matters of human survival, particularly in Small Islands Developing States, he added.
The Prime Minister asked the world leaders to unite and work together to rectify the situation at the 28th Conference of the Parties, organised by the UNFCCC.
Considering the impacts of climate change, the PM of Saint Lucia called it ‘Devastating’ and stated that the loss and damage have struck at the core of the economies and societies.
Majorly, Pierre mentioned about two things that were affected by the impacts of changing weather. He added that livelihood and the environment got under siege.
The PM declared that he is ready to welcome the decision that will decrease the damage and loss of fund functionality and looks forward to the vows to turn it into reality. He presented his gratitude to the UAE and Germany for taking the initiative and calling other states to join them.
Adding to his statement, he included that the international financial environment requires to be better suited to support vulnerable nations’ access to finance which is:
- and scalable
As per PM Pierre, CARICOM states are pursuing projects that will lead to better finance in order to fix the financial changes. The countries included in CARICOM are also working towards financial initiatives, from conservation bonds to disaster clauses and exploring new possibilities in carbon markets.
Talking about the facts, the minister said that Saint Lucia is nearing the 1.5°C warming threshold. In order to put people first before economic ratios and statistics, world leaders must leave Dubai with three important messages:
- Pursuing 1.5°C pathways for just, unbiased and accelerated transition
- Accelerate progress in the enactment of the Global Goal of Adaptation
- Deliver transformative finance for 1.5°C Agenda
The Prime Minister concluded his message and said that the time is now for world leaders to transform the world into a safer place for future generations and Taiwan should also be included in this battle against Climate Change.