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PM Calls For More Climate Action Support From OAS

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, the PM addressed an international organization, calling for more climate action support in the fight against climate change.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Small island states, including The Bahamas, continue to be challenged by the effects of climate change.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister addressed an international organization, calling for more climate action support in the fight against climate change.

Prime Minister Philip Davis addressed a meeting of the Organization of American States’ Permanent Council.

Davis says The Bahamas is the proverbial patient zero for the destruction of man-made climate change.

The evidence?

Destruction left by hurricane Dorian and eleven other storms that made landfall over the past few years.

However, Davis notes low lying countries and those most susceptible to climate change cannot solely rely on developed countries to step up to plate.

Davis explains our sunny skies will soon be used for energy, through a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank for the construction of solar energy projects and micro-grids on islands where infrastructure was damaged by hurricane Dorian.

On the ground, he says steps are being taken from the skies to the seas.

PM Davis says The Bahamas is doing its part to innovate and find solutions to the ever-present threat of climate change, but the hard truth is it will not be enough.

With that, he asked for OAS support with human development and training in climate-smart skills and disaster preparedness and recovery – skills that can help to break the generations-long vicious cycle of devastation and recovery from storms.

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