Published On: Wed, Jan 6th, 2016

Addressing climate change on several fronts in the Caribbean

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Flag. Close Up. Front view.GEORGETOWN - Climate change is already affecting the Caribbean. But there is concern that a gap still exists between what the region’s leaders are saying about the issue and what residents believe.

This, along with the issue of funding to address the financial flows needed for adaptation and mitigation, are among priority areas for the Caribbean post-COP21.

Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, the Secretary General of CARICOM, a political and economic union comprising 15 small, developing, climate-vulnerable islands and low-lying nations, said there ought to be transparency in terms of the commitments countries make.


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