Saturday, 12 December 2009

Dominica Represented at Climate Summit in Copenhagen

Roseau, Dominica – December 6, 2009 ........ The Commonwealth of Dominica will be ably represented at the all important December 7-18th climate summit which gets underway in Copenhagen, Denmark tomorrow.

The Dominica delegation includes: Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations, His Excellency, Crispin Gregoire; Director of the Environmental Coordinating Unit(ECU) Mr. Lloyd Pascal; Mr Colin Guiste, ECU; and Miss Sherianne Gregoire representing the Non-Governmental community.

The two weeks of talks are aimed at paving the way for a new global treaty on climate change. Any agreement is intended to supplant the 1997 Kyoto Protocol aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

On the eve of his departure to Copenhagen, Director of the Environmental Coordinating Unit, Mr. Lloyd Pascal explained that because Dominica is a contracting party to both the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, it is important for Dominica to be present when discussions are taking place and decisions are being taken.

The majority of the world's governments and successive scientific reports, most notably those from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and British Scientist, Sir Nicholas Stern state that planet earth faces catastrophic climate change unless action is taken now to reduce significantly greenhouse gas emissions. cont./

Courtesy of: Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
Courtesy of: Dominican Net
Courtesy of: BBC Caribbean

1 comment:

TropicallyTied said...

Great to hear Dominica will be represented at this important event.

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