St Kitts: The premier of Nevis and Leader of the opposition of St Kitts and Nevis, Mark Brantley has extended his support to the prime minister and his delegation. PM Terrance Drew is accompanying a delegation of high level government officials to attend the conference of parties (COP)28.
He appreciated he UAE for taking up the leadership of COP28. He acknowledged and applauded their role in reaching a landmark decision during the conference. The world leaders collectively decided to create a Loss and Damage Fund to help the most vulnerable countries recover from climate disasters.
He appreciated the leaders who attended the COP28 from all over the world for helping the international community reach this landmark decision. However, he highlighted the dedication of the Caribbean leaders who advocated tirelessly in this regard.
Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley asserted that Climate Change is no longer a topic for academic lectures or cozy fireside chats. It has become the lived reality of billions of people all over the world.
He reminded the world that St Kitts and Nevis and the rest of the Caribbean are facing the consequences of the climate crisis from ground zero. The premier asserted that they are fighting a war that they did not start and they did not contribute to.
According to the leader of the opposition, Climate Change represents an existential threat to the Caribbean civilization.
In Nevis, the authorities have discovered large deposits of geothermal energy. Premier Mark Brantley announced that they are far in access of the needs of St Kitts and Nevis. The access resources can be harnessed for the benefit of the country.
The resources can also be used for export and the creation of a new industries and a new economy. With geothermal energy, St Kitts and Nevis can become the first nation in the world to wean itself off fossil fuels for generating electricity.
In the near future, the country will be able to declare to the world that St Kitts and Nevis is truly the greenest place on earth. Premier Mark Brantley announced that they are reimagining the small island state fuelled by renewable energy to become a global example of a sustainable island state.