8 Caribbean leaders virtually connects with Prince Charles

8 Caribbean leaders virtually connects with Prince Charles
8 Caribbean leaders virtually connects with Prince Charles

Eight Caribbean leaders participated in a virtual conference with Prince Charles on the rising issue of climate change.

The round-table round table discussions were led by Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit, President of Guyana Irfaan Ali and St Lucian PM Allen Chastanet.

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Brown, and Mia Mottley of Barbados and Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines spoke about a green recovery.

Leaders from Jamaica and St Kitts and Nevis also participated in the virtual round-table.

The virtual round-table round table was based on the climate focus of the G7 again, G20 and COP26 this year.

The Caribbean region often faces the challenges of climate change; the region is year hit by natural catastrophes leading to the loss of billions of dollars and hundreds of precious lives.

The round-table discussion was a virtual meeting and started at around 4 pm Eastern Caribbean time. The meeting also explored the possibilities for the Commonwealth to stimulate economic rehabilitation and drive action on the sustainability program such as biodiversity and green economic growth.

Friday’s meeting came a day after a global climate change conversation hosted by US President Joe Biden and on the verge of what forecasters say will be a very active hurricane season in the region.

An official announcement said the Caribbean leaders engaged “meaningfully in a time of global crisis on the opportunity for the Commonwealth, working collectively to expedite economic recovery and drive global action on the sustainability agenda.”

“We think such conversations are very convenient and helpful,” Prime Minister Skerrit announced on Friday.

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda stated even though they belong to small states; however, there is a lot of ocean spaces. He stated that the countries are relatively large ocean economies. All the leaders made valid points on how the region yearly faces the devastation caused by the effects of climate change.