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Pierre To Attend COP28 In Dubai – Hilaire To Act As Prime Minister


Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre, currently serving as the spokesperson for climate change in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is set to attend COP28, the 28th annual United Nations climate meeting, scheduled in Dubai, UAE.

Prime Minister Pierre will attend COP28 from November 30 to December 5th, 2023.

COP, short for “Conference of the Parties,” convenes nations that committed to the original UN climate agreement in 1992.

This summit holds immense significance as leaders gather to discuss strategies to limit and prepare for the imminent challenges of climate change.

The primary focus of COP28 is to uphold the collective commitment made in Paris in 2015, aiming to restrict long-term global temperature rises to 1.5°C.

This target is paramount in mitigating the severe impacts of climate change, as emphasized by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) or the situation will worsen.

Although the rise in global temperature from pre-industrial times is now estimated to be between 1.1°C and 1.2°C, new forecasts suggest that temperatures could rise by 2.4°C to 2.7°C by the year 2100.

As the window for accomplishing this objective is fast shrinking, the UN emphasizes the significance of maintaining the 1.5°C limit.

The Caribbean’s Small Island Development States (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable nations to the effects of climate change, and their situation will worsen if appropriate action is not taken.

SIDS are severely threatened by flooding, sea level rise, changes in rainfall patterns, droughts, stronger storm surges, hurricanes, among others.

The SIDS economy bears a heavy annual cost as a result of climate change.

Every year, the cost of recovering from the devastation caused by extreme weather events like hurricanes and flash floods, rises.

Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre’s pivotal role as the spokesperson for climate change in CARICOM and leader of Saint Lucia underscores the region’s commitment to global climate action.

The Prime Minister’s advocacy at COP28 aims to strengthen international cooperation in the pursuit of a sustainable and resilient future for all.

In the absence of Prime Minister Pierre, Hon Dr. Ernest Hilaire will act as Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Development, and Youth Economy.

SOURCE: Office of the Prime Minister

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  1. I’m sure when he landed he took several elevators to get to the arrivals hall (he’ll understand how a multistorey airport works.)I also hope while he’s there, he takes a drive to Healthcare city and sees the number of “boxes” serving as hospitals. He should also have a chat with the leaders of the UAE to understand what true visionary leadership is.

  2. Watch that smile on Hilaire’s face and that envy in his biddy eyes, soon to turn green; I personally think PjP would do better as the Carnival Minister.

  3. PJP has a habit of embarrassing St Lucia when he’s abroad (as well as when he’s not abroad), but I hope man controls himself and not act like a clown

  4. No matter the state of the economy or which cheek of the duo-political arse occupies the parliamentary musical chair every 5 years, St. Lucia can only muster for export, professional mendicants!

    It is in this capacity Pip has found his way to the UAE, where the second-rate show, COP28, is the current feature. He is there to beg for whatever crumbs are available to buy the remaining “carbon credits” from CARICOM, estimated to be worth US$100million yearly; a paltry sum deemed appropriate for the low level of stooping expected from this house n1gg@.

    Guyana & Belize have already independently sold off “carbon credits” (representing 95% of availability from CARICOM, due to their landmass) to Hess & other US energy entities; so that the 5% available for sale from the rest of CARICOM, has had to be put on the world market at rock-bottom pricing. For US$100 million, yearly, the rest of the CARICOM will have to promise not to build any more hotels or ports on whatever shoreline that has not yet been developed.

    The only other option available to Pip is to sell off our patrimony (land) to any rich investors he may run into in the UAE; this, for a lot more than St. Lucia’s share of the yearly US$100 million that would have to be divided between CARICOM nations (less Guyana & Belize).

    Anyone paying attention should realize that means accepting a ‘caca dent’ for preserving the remaining undeveloped coastline, or accepting money for new development that will exhaust any pristine coastline left in St. Lucia. Has the electorate been consulted, via referendum, on the dispensation of St. Lucia’s patrimony?


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