The Secretary General of the United Nations convened a Climate Change Summit now underway in New York today. Approximately 120 Heads of State and Government are expected to attend. The purpose of the summit is to support the global effort to combat climate change. In particular, the leaders have been asked to announce their national targets to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, the gases which cause global warming and to announce the support they will provide to enable developing countries to reduce their emissions and to undertake adaptation actions. The support to be provided includes financial and technical support.
Executive Director of the CARICOM Climate Change Centre Dr Kenrick Leslie, and the Centre’s Deputy Director and Science Advisor Dr Ulric Trotz are at the landmark event.
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Here are highlights from the Caribbean delegation: