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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Caricom Belge ambassador: ‘no plan b for climate change’

The new Belgian Ambassador to CARICOM Guy Sevrin met with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Headquarters of the regional body in Georgetown, Guyana. Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin noted that climate change and sustainable development “are vital issues for the planet”, but he did recognize that “There is no plan B for climate change.” According to a release from the Caricom Secretariat, Sevrin said that all countries must work together to save the planet from disaster.

Caricom Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque said the time had come for a binding Agreement on Climate Change and looked forward to such an agreement being forged in Paris this December at the 21st Conference of the Parties on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) known as COP 21. Against the backdrop of the effects of unusual climatic events in the Region, he underscored that  “for us it is a matter of survival.”

Source: jamaicaobserver.com