Barbados and other vulnerable states now fighting for access to more affordable climate financing should not do so while forgetting the importance of protecting their unique ecosystems.
Limya Eltayeb, the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, Multi-Country Office For Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, offered this advice yesterday as Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Green and Blue Economy, Adrian Forde, restated Government’s commitment to maintaining Barbados’ biodiversity.
This included the implementation of a marine spatial plan for the country, which Forde said was progressing.
The two officials were speaking at Hilton Barbados Resort during the opening of the Caribbean Biodiversity and Financing Conference. (SC)