Minister with responsibility for Environment, the Hon. Eugene Hamilton, informed climate change stakeholders that the decisions taken in preparation for the Conference of Parties 25 (COP25) must be informed by science.
The event was attended by 30-plus participants from the Caribbean region.
Minister Hamilton, who was at the time chairing the CARICOM Regional Preparatory Meeting in advance of COP25 on Friday Oct. 18th, at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, said “the science……has inspired countless movements around the world in support of more stringent climate action by governments, businesses and all other actors.”
According to Mr. Hamilton, “even though our contribution to overall global greenhouse gas emissions is negligible, St. Kitts and Nevis has submitted an NDC under the Paris Agreement, which proposes to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 22 and 35 percent by 2025 and 2030 respectively.”
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, signed the Paris Agreement on behalf of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on Earth Day in April 2016.
COP25 is slated for December 2nd to the 13th 2019 in Santiago, Chile.