Prime Minister Gaston Browne listing to the opening comments from President of the United States, Joseph Biden
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, 22nd April 2021..….Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today attending the Leaders’ Summit on Climate organized by US President, Joseph Biden.
Prime Minister Browne is one of two Caribbean leaders invited by President Biden to the Summit of just 40 Heads of Government from around the world. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness is the other Caribbean leader attending the summit.
Prime Minister Browne, who will speak during the morning session at the Summit, is expected to
make the case for small island states, including CARICOM, which he said are facing unprecedented challenges at this time to include coping with extraordinary public health demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and making preparations for the effects of Climate Change.
Since becoming Prime Minister in March 2014, Prime Minister Browne has been a strong voice advocating in international fora, for climate justice for Caribbean states. As recently as March 29, Browne told a Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the International Debt Architecture and Liquidity that Caribbean states “are the least contributors to the greenhouse gases that cause Climate Change, yet they are its greatest casualties”.
Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation to the virtual Leaders’ Summit on Climate, comprises Health and Environment Minister, the Hon. Sir Molwyn Joseph, Foreign Affairs Minister, the Hon. E. P. Chet Greene and Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir. Ronald Sanders.
The Climate Summit runs for two days and is being attended over forty leaders including the Presidents of China, France, Germany and Russia and Prime Ministers of Britain, Canada and Australia.