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Pierre Urges People Before Economic Ratios, Statistics In COP28 Address


Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre urged delegates at the 28th annual United Nations Climate Meeting (COP28) to put people before economic ratios and statistics.

Pierre told the Dubai, United Arab Emirates event that the world is nearing the 1.5°C warning threshold.

“We must put people first before economic ratios and statistics. We must leave Dubai assured of three key messages,” he stated.

Pierre said leaders must pursue a 1.5°C pathway for a just, equitable, and accelerated transition.

Pierre also called for accelerated progress to implement the global target on adaptation.

In addition, he spoke of the need to deliver transformative financing for a 1.5°C agenda.

“The time is now for world leaders to transform our world into a safer place for our children,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister declared.

He added that in this battle, Taiwan must not be left behind.

COP28 aims to uphold the collective commitment in Paris in 2015 to restrict long-term global temperature rises to 1.5°C to mitigate the impact of climate change.

New forecasts suggest temperatures could rise by 2.4°C to 2.7°C by 2100.

As a result, the United Nations has emphasised the importance 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.

There are fears, therefore,  that without decisive action, Caribbean countries will increasingly face the impacts of flooding, changing rainfall patterns, stronger storm surges, droughts, and hurricanes and the resulting annual cost.



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  1. Did he start his address with “My party won the last general elections in Saint Lucia with an overwhelming margin of 15-2″…” Or did the Speaker stop writing his speeches?

  2. Nothing that comes from out of the mouth of SLP leaders is to be believed.
    Their words on our economic health, internal security, healthcare, availability of jobs, tourism, corruption have NOTHING to do with reality.
    These are people who talk about ‘mecca of Peace’ and peaceful periods and within hours more young men get gunned down.
    They put out press releases on tourisn as vendors post pictures of empty beaches and stalls.
    The biggest lie is ‘putting people first’ while putting family, friends and foreigners first and filling their own pockets.
    They talk about special prosecutor while looking at corruption every week in their own wardrobe.
    Reams of evidence come out about murder ,bribes, intimidation, corruption in their midst but TALK about corruption and crime.
    The chasm between their words and action is the distance between St Lucia and Martinique.
    COP28 has also been the biggest lie with the participants taking private jets that emit 100 times more polution than 100 families in a year. Millionaires beating down on the working man.
    The SLP fraud continues unabated! The people suffer!

  3. Re Article.The PM can’t fool himself fearless..
    All the money in the world can’t stop Climate change,it should have never started and it didn’t start in St Lucia,so, what can be save Now.?
    He should stick to abolishing the Slave wages Systems and stop wasting time in what he and can’t Fix.. They are all Snake oil salesmen feasting on the poor and destitute.. They are all ignoring the killings of Babies and their mothers by MEN…. What A time for selective and mentally disturbed MENTALLY..


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