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Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit pledges support to climate financing

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Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit is going to attend the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) next week. The conference will be held in Dubai and attended by a party of attendants under the leadership of PM Skerrit.

The prime minister made this announcement during the press conference held on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. During the media interaction, he shared some important announcements for the trip to Dubai.

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Dr Skerrit informed the media that they will be focussing on the discussions of climate financing during the conference. He assured them that they are dedicated to improving the resilience building capacity of small island states.

The conference will start on November 30, 2023, and run for the next two weeks, concluding on December 12. The Prime Minister announced that he will advocate for challenges that small islands face in various developmental sectors.

The Prime Minister believes that the Conference of the Parties (COP28) will help the Small Island Developing states get the funds and financing. The discussions that the delegation of Dominica will be hosting will help them navigate the challenges of climate change.

PM Roosevelt Skerrit highlighted that the COP28 is a very important platform for international discussions. He said that at the end of the event, the conference should have a strategic conclusion.

He stated that it would be unfortunate for the developing world to have no “clear deliverables” while leaving Dubai. He talked about the important role that the conferences play In the development of the world.

The conferences had many important discussions for the betterment of the world, over the last thirty years. However, PM Skerrit also acknowledged that the discussions did not address challenges of small island states and Caribbean Nations.

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Accordingly, he pledged that he will continue to fight to get proper financing for the Small Island states. He added that he will make sure that the people of Dominica have access to a better lifestyle.

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