The Bahamas hosts a regional conference on climate change…

Prime Minister Mia Motley and Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis at the Bahamas Climate Change Conference.

PRIME MINISTER DAVIS: Our country is hosting the first regional meeting of Caribbean government leaders within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Just three years ago, in 2019, our country was hit by a Category 5 storm. Hurricane Dorian devastated Abaco and Grand His Bahamas, destroying homes, businesses, schools, and tearing apart families and communities. We live in an area that is used to heavy storms. But the scale and scope of this tragedy, and the certainty of more Category 5 storms to come, underscore the urgency of tackling climate change, not just for Bahamians, but for many people across the Caribbean. increase.

This week, we share our resolve to speak in unison at COP27 in November on the most important and urgent climate challenges of our time. Our goal is to build actionable climate financing solutions. This is something that will help us move forward rather than lead to further debt. I am optimistic about our overall ability to meet the challenges of climate change. I believe we can.

There is real power in numbers. And when we are united, we are less likely to fall apart. This regional meeting is therefore very important.

If you can do the heavy lifting here, your chances of success are greatly improved. You are more likely to avoid past mistakes. We all have a great chance to secure a better future. It is my earnest hope that this will become an annual event where common interests, shared purpose and mutually accepted protocols will result in the assurance of our very survival. It is no exaggeration to say that our very lives are at stake.

The only way forward is together.

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