Regional Climate Change on CARICOM agenda
Plan addresses the region’s strategic approach to climate change.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 14, 2012 – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said a number of issues were dealt with during the just concluded 23rd Inter Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Suriname.
Among the issues dealt with was the approval of the Implementation Plan for the Regional Framework for Climate Change by CARICOM Heads. That plan addresses the region’s strategic approach to climate change, and also examines its importance to the upcoming Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (Rio + 20) conference in Brazil in June.
The Heads also addressed issues relating to reforming the CARICOM Secretariat where it was noted that there is an urgent need for the implementation of the recommendations made to strengthen CARICOM’s capacity to promote, monitor and evaluate the implementation process.
During the meeting Ms. Miller also called for a speedy resolution to the Chris Gayle and WICB dispute. She called on Antigua Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, who is also Chair of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket offer some form of mediation to bring about a resolution to the situation.
During the meeting issues of Community Relations, Crime and Security and CARICOM Enterprises and Sustainable Development were also raised.