Climate talks which have been steadily gaining momentum over the years will take center stage this year at the Trade Forum of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The talks are taking place against the background of climate disasters that have affected countries around the world, the latest being Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
The United Nations Trade Forum is to be held under the umbrella of UNCTAD, from September 9 to 13, in Geneva Switzerland.
Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, who has responsibility for Climate Change, Daryl Vaz, will represent Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the forum.
One of the topics being discussed this year that falls at the top of the forum’s agenda is ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change’.
The conversations will see participants exploring the linkages between trade and climate change and exchange innovative ideas and best practices on how global trade and related policies may enable and support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The insights and inputs from the Forum will feed into the much-anticipated UN Climate Action Summit taking place on September 23, at the UN Headquarters in New York.