Castries, Saint Lucia, February 1 2016 – The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology are again teaming up to raise the level of climate change discourse in Saint Lucia.
The Minister of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Hon. Senator Dr James Fletcher and technical personnel will accompany CYEN at community meetings to inform and discuss the way forward for national climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, post the historic COP 21 held in Paris France late last year.
Prior to COP 21, the CYEN engaged communities on climate change issues and promised that they would return to provide feedback on what transpired at COP 21.
The first community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 5:30pm at St Isidore Hall, Soufriere. This session will cover the west coast (Canaries, Soufriere, Choiseul).
The second meeting will be held in Vieux-Fort at the Vieux-Fort Primary School, Beanfield; on Wednesday 3rd February from 5:30pm.
Northern part of the Castries and Gros-Islet will be held on Thursday 4th February 2016 from 5:30 PM, at Castries City Hall.
Presentations will take the form of opening remarks by Minister Fletcher. This will be followed by a panel discussion consisting of technical representatives from public and private sector on climate change (or post COP21 actions) in relation to economy, agriculture, health, and youth.
The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology and CYEN encourage all persons to attend the consultations to become well informed of the implications of climate change, especially for the youth who make up over 50% of our country’s population.