PM Pushes For Ocean-Based Climate Action

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging all stakeholders to unite in accelerating the progress on ocean-based Climate Action.

The Prime Minister is part of the High-Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy in New York at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.

In a statement Monday morning, September 23, in the margins of the UNGA, Prime Minister Holness stated that Jamaica fully supports the report which creates a measurable goal to use the ocean as a solution.

“The call to ocean-based climate action being made has the full support of Jamaica as we believe it reflects the ambition required to face the urgency of today’s climate risks. It is my hope that the reports before us will serve as a wake-up call globally,” Mr Holness said.

According to Prime Minister Holness, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Jamaica and other Caribbean countries disproportionately face the devastating risks of climate change.

Prime Minister Holness said the world should not forget that Caribbean countries such as Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, Puerto Rico and most recently the Bahamas have suffered the most extreme damage due to unprecedented storms.

The Prime Minister and a high level team are in New Yok for the UN GA that started Monday . Jamaica’s policy statement will be delivered Friday

Franklin McKnight

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