Minister calls for sustained communication and coordinated approach to climate change

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Minister calls for sustained communication and coordinated approach to climate change
Minister Fletcher
Minister Fletcher


GIS –
Saint Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science & Technology Sen. Hon. Dr. James Fletcher, has called for consistent communication on the message of climate change.

The Minister’s call to action was made at the opening of the inaugural meeting of the Regional Coordinating Committee on Climate Change, RCC recently held here.

The Minister spoke in his capacity as Chairman of the RCC.

Dr. Fletcher said despite the availability of what he termed, “volumes of data” on Climate Change and its impacts on small island states, the subject remains on the backburner of most Caribbean people.

“Our efforts at communicating the Climate Change message have been a little disjointed and un-sustained. Conveniently, when a devastating storm or hurricane strikes one of our islands we reference Climate Change and speak of how these phenomena will become more frequent and severe with a warmer climate. But outside of that, very little is said,” the Minister told the gathering at the Bay Gardens hotel.

Small Island Developing States, such as Saint Lucia, he said, remain largely “uninformed of the wide-ranging impacts of this global crisis.”

The Minister for Sustainable Development also appealed for a more coordinated approach by regional governments, agencies and development partners in dealing with Climate Change. “Climate Change will impact almost every single economic and social sector in our countries – health, agriculture, transport, tourism, education, fisheries, social services; none will be spared. The cost of adapting to the impacts of climate change is beyond the capacity of any of our fiscally-challenged governments. We have to make the best possible use of all available resources – human, resources. We cannot afford any duplication of effort or wastage,” he said.

Dr. Fletcher is also the chairman of the CARICOM Secretariat’s Regional Task Force on Sustainable Development.

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  1. This is a House Nigger mentality on display here. The developed countries pollute the environment and the local house niggers in little Saint Lucia are quick to accept the blame for doing that amount of damage? Shayte. These people are accursed! SMH.

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  2. That Fletcher guy should just stop talking. He made Compton waste 6 million dollars got a scholarship from Compton became Dr. forgot all about agriculture now he talking climate change. Why don't he invest the millions he inherited and provide jobs for young people. SMH

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  3. I personally believe that the island is too small to have any significant effect on climate. However, adaptation to changes in climate is necessary. It will be near impossible to account for resources thrown in that direction.

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  4. Dr. Fletcher, a Visionary, a man of substance, a man who is prepared to talk the talk and walk the walk.

    Hip hip...hoorayyy,
    Hip hip...hoorayyy. 🙂

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    • Yes yardfowl. When Saint Lucia is not at all responsible for even 1 per cent of the world's pollution?

      Oui mamma! Here you are accepting responsibility without having done the crime. The US accounting for nearly 25% of the pollution has refused to sign the protocols. That is clearly a cowardly brainwashed brain.

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      • Hmmmm, I was making reference to Dr. Fletcher's stance in a holistic sence.

        Of course, we are not an industrialized nation, nor do we have 100,000's of fossile fuel guzzling vehicles to destroy anything.

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        • Then why jackass, you like a hen shouting on a fence shouting to the world that you have just laid an egg? You brainwashed clown!

          You don't even have the necessary intelligence to perceive that you are making no damn sense. You moron.

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        • It is idiots like you who serve as echo chambers for any crap our ignorant politicians put out there for public consumption. In the end, you get your political benefits from your master, and the rest of the population remains just one hell of a pack of jackasses.

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