Barbados has received additional information on ways to build climate change resilience.
Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, during a courtesy call with Minister of the Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, in the National Botanical Gardens, shared a number of documents which she believes would aid Barbados’ adaptation measures against climate change.
The documents include the Climate Change Programme Impact, which highlights the Commonwealth climate finance access hub; the Commonwealth Blue Charter; and the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda.
Baroness Scotland also shared information on toolkits for effective implementation of the sustainable development goals and faith in the commonwealth – promoting global citizenship and religious literacy.
Minister Prescod and a team from the Ministry informed the Baroness about the Ministry’s ongoing projects to combat climate change and efforts to reduce our national determined contributions, that is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Those projects include the Adaptation Measures to Counteract the Effect of Climate Change flood alleviation project in Holetown; the ‘Roof to Reef’ project, reducing the importation of harmful refrigerants; We Plantin’ More Than A Million Trees’ project; and the 2030 energy goal of becoming 100 per cent carbon neutral.
They also discussed COP 25, which was held last year in Madrid, Spain, and COP 26, which will be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, from November 9 to 20, 2020.