U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS. Dr. Larry Palmer has said that the Caribbean is under threat from Climate Change.
He made this statement while addressing delegates at the Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program (CMBP) Workshop and Launch of the Grenadines Bank (GB) in Carriacou last Friday.
The CMBP is a 12.5 million U.S dollars five-year project, aimed at ensuring a sustainable livelihood for people who live within the islands that form the Grenadines Bank between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.
Ambassador Palmer said the U.S Government is pleased to be funding this project but he highlighted that a lot more work is needed to protect the region’s marine environment.
The Ambassador said while the region’s marine environment faces a number of threats, his Government is committed to continue working along with the Caribbean on matters of mutual interest such as this.
Meanwhile, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to support efforts pertaining to marine conservation.
This commitment was given by Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar, while addressing delegates at the opening and launch.