Climate Change Conference Ends in St. Kitts with a Call for More Cooperation and Collaboration

In a communiqué, issued at the end of the conference, the call was also made for improved co-ordination at the national level among ministries, in examining their roles in managing the impacts of climate change, on the planned projects.

High on the agenda for follow up action was the desire to pay attention to supporting the scientific and academic community across the Caribbean through funding for research and development projects associated with climate change, adaptation and mitigation.

Delegates agreed that it was also necessary for countries to take steps that would ensure the preservation and protection of cultural diversity, values and local knowledge when addressing climate change.Climate-Change-Attendees-Photo

There was also consensus for improving the collection, collation, analysis, management, and sharing of data, information, and knowledge relating to all the impacts of climate variability and change, in particular sea level rise (SLR).

The delegates have made known their preference for exploring appropriate options for cooperation on renewable energy in the Caribbean and exploring further opportunities for partnerships among governments in the region, communities and the private sector, in developing strategies for addressing climate change impacts.

Identifying and sharing best practices in order to maximize existing institutional capacity to address climate variability and change through better linkages and coordination, was another point of agreement identified by delegates.

The St. Kitts-Nevis National Commission for UNESCO came in for high praises for its remarkable performance in hosting this important event.



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