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Commonwealth of Dominica to share solutions at COP27 in Egypt

07/11/2022 02:45 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 (Bernama) -- The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) or COP27 is taking place from Nov 6 to 18 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

COP is the group of nations that have signed the UNFCCC.

The Commonwealth of Dominica will be watching to see whether this summit finally brings action and implementation of proposals and promises.

Dominica’s minister for planning, economic development, climate resilience, sustainable development, and renewable energy, Dr Vince Henderson said in a statement: “We are at the stage where we can no longer use these events as talk shops, but rather, we need to be laser-focused and intentional about developing actionable plans to tackle the biggest challenge of our time – climate change.

“Everybody is talking about sustainability and climate change and why we need to reduce carbon emissions, the issue is how we are going to make a meaningful impact.

“For people to translate insight into action, they need to see good examples that motivate them, and we believe Dominica has an abundance of examples that are yielding results,” he continued.

Dominica has been on a path to be the world’s first climate-resilient nation following Hurricane Maria which left an estimated 90 per cent of buildings damaged or destroyed in 2019.

In response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, Dominica launched a climate resilience policy framework to help guide its recovery journey in the form of the National Resilience Development Strategy 2030 (NRDS).

The Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan of Dominica aim to build strong communities, build a robust economy, have a well-planned and durable infrastructure; strengthen institutional systems and protect and sustain natural and other unique assets.

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