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Antigua-Barbuda PM calls for immediate intervention on climate change with US president-elect
Published on November 18, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne speaking in Marrakech

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne speaking at a high-level meeting of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, called on all government and special groupings in the United Nations to commence discussions with the incoming Donald Trump administration in the United States on climate change.

“If the United States waivers in its current leadership on climate change, or if it withdraws from its commitments, a chain reaction will be triggered, that will leave the agreement in tatters, and the world in peril,” Browne told the gathering.

Browne was making reference to the uncertainty of President-elect Trump’s position on climate change, which was widely discussed during the lead-up to the November 8 elections.

“We (the Caribbean) know that global warming; sea-level rise, extreme drought and stronger cyclones, are daggers at the heart of our existence. For us, ‘1.5 to stay alive’ is not a frivolous slogan; it is a constant reminder that, if temperatures continue to rise, our countries will suffer insurmountable losses. In fact, many small island states will disappear beneath the sea. That is the stark reality facing small island states,” Browne said.
 
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