Development and Energy Minister James Fletcher in an interview with BBC said that climate change would be devastating to St. Lucia and it’s most important assets.
Minister Fletcher was speaking while leading a delegation to the climate change conference COP21 in Paris on Saturday. He went on to add that most of the country’s key installations including power plants, airports, seaports and population areas are located on the coast and that a 1-2 metre rise in sea levels would devastate the country as a result.
The minister referred to damages sustained from events linked to climate change which are already having an impact on water supply and also on natural attractions such as coral reefs.
A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed on at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of negotiations. World leaders including US President Barack Obama praised the deal with the White House referring to it as “the most ambitious climate change agreement in history”.