Caribbean ‘must be united’ in climate change fight


Tribune Staff Reporter

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis renewed calls for Caribbean leaders to unite and secure tangible gains from developed nations in the fight against climate change.

“The time has come to double down on our efforts to tell these developed nations to write the cheque as they have kicked the can down the road for far too long,” Mr Davis said during a speech at the Second Caribbean Small Island Developing States High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change.

Mr Davis and Environment and Natural Resources Minister Vaughn Miller travelled to Grenada to attend the conference, which is expected to end today. The meeting was expected to focus on six themes: loss and damage, transition to renewables, financial infrastructure, conservation, accelerating e-mobility, and data and transparency.

The event, launched in The Bahamas last year, will include priorities for the region ahead of COP28 in December.

 “We must call on our partners in the north to deliver on the commitment they made at COP 15 in Copenhagen to mobilise $100 billion per year by 2021,” Mr Davis said.

 “This is the very same goal which was reiterated at COP 21 in Paris and extended to 2025. To date, they have not reached this target.”

 Mr Davis said he remains committed to advocating for small island nations, pointing to rising temperatures and natural disasters like Hurricane Dorian to highlight the effects of the climate crisis.

 “As COP 28 approaches, it is crucial that we, the developing countries on the frontlines of the climate crisis, hold the developed world to account,” he said.

“Whether they honour their commitments could mean the difference between a mere disturbance and another Dorian, that devastating category five superstorm the likes of which my country had never seen and is still recovering from.”

 Mr Miller is expected to lead the Bahamian delegation in discussions at the conference today.


ExposedU2C says...

This disgraceful PM we have is much more concerned about doing the bidding of the corrupt global climate change activists than he is about our unaffordable food, our unaffordable light bills, the outrageous gasoline prices, our unaffordable cost of healthcare and exorbitantly priced medications, our dysfunctional education system, the continuing invasion of our small nation by illegal Haitian aliens, and so on, and so on.

He's out there travelling, dining and being feted at the expense of us taxpayers under the guise of calling for climate change, all the while shamelessly begging from others whom he knows will never pony up or come to our aid. Notice how he never condemns Communist China for being by far the world's largest polluter.

Instead of helping our nation and its people do for themselves through good governance of the public purse and sensible economic and social policies, Davis would rather genuflect to the corrupt global climate change bureaucrats who are puppets serving the greedy interests of the globalist mega billionaire oligarchs. It is truly sad to think our political system is so rigged, and our voters so deliberately dumbed-down, that someone like Davis could even become PM.

Posted 29 September 2023, 9:47 a.m. Suggest removal

bahamianson says...

Write the cheque for whom? All you want is money for yours3lf, family ,friends politicians and lovers. The Bahamian people , like the haitian people never feel the trickle down money. You politicians keep the money at the top.

Posted 29 September 2023, 4:07 p.m. Suggest removal

ExposedU2C says...

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Posted 29 September 2023, 4:47 p.m.

ted4bz says...

There is no climate change. It’s another US globalist trick, i.e. the so call vaccine and covid19 charade. Besides, Russia and the BRICS bloc not doing another US global scam. Viva Russia.

Posted 30 September 2023, 1:17 p.m. Suggest removal

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