Grenada Adds Its VoiceTo The Paris Agreement

Grenada has added its voice on the international stage on the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The recently concluded talks were held in the Polish city of Katowice. The summit was attended by almost 200 leaders and dignitaries from countries all over the world.

Grenada’s Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Disaster Management, Information, Simon Stiell, while speaking to media outlets, said that low-lying or island countries are especially vulnerable to climate change and while certain changes in the Paris Agreement did not reflect the urgency of the matter, he believes that the agreement reached will still pave a way forward.

Grenada, he asserts, is faced with season after season of force-four hurricanes, rising sea levels and impacts on coastal communities and while there are “limited means”, the country is learning to adapt.

In speaking to Reuters News Agency, Minister Steill said that there should be a direct linkage between findings of the report and the corresponding actions to be taken by the various countries.

The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and for the first time, brings all nations into a common cause to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. The central aim is to improve global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Paris Agreement also seeks to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.

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