St. Vincent and the Grenadines Forests And Climate Change

Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Clayton Burgin said St. Vincent and the Grenadines continues to see the negative impacts of Climate Change.

He made this statement earlier this week as he addressed the National launch of the Global Climate Change Alliance Project on Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Land Management for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

The project, which is supported by the European Union to the tune of 10.6 million euros, targets all nine OECS member states.

The regional project is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Vincentians to reduce the risks associated with the impact of climate change.

Minister Burgin said the effects of Climate Change and Land Degradation can be seen in the nation’s loss of forest areas and the Government is continuing to work with other stakeholders to address this issue.

Minister Burgin said St. Vincent and the Grenadines has just completed a report on Land Degradation and Desertification to the United Nations and the country is currently revising the National Draft Action Plan on this issue.