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Govt. further positions itself to take greater climate change action in-country

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government’s push towards greater climate change action in-country will help to address the consequences of climate change Small-Island Developing States such as The Bahamas can face, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Risk Management/Risk Reduction, the Hon. Myles LaRoda said Thursday. Those consequences can cut across a number of sectors of society. Addressing the Opening Session of the Inter-American Bank’s (IDB) Symposium on Climate Change and the Importance of Disaster and Health Risk Management in The Bahamas held at the Baha Mar Resort, State Minister LaRoda told his audience that rising sea levels and more intensified hurricanes as a result of climate change are also a “most significant worrisom...

Ministry of Health and Wellness staged first Climate Change Youth Forum

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Health and Wellness staged its first Climate Change and Youth Forum on Friday, August 19, 2022. The one-day forum came on the heels of The Bahamas’ staging of the inaugural Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting in Preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of The Parties (COP27) earlier in the week at Baha Mar. The objective of the youth forum was to sensitize and educate young people on Climate Change, and to provide some guidance especially for those who expressed interest in pursuing careers in the field. Dr. Calae Philippe, Senior Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, welcomed the group, and underscored the historic importance of their being the first to participate in such a forum. Among the prese...

LaRoda: Bahamas/Caribbean SIDS paying ‘serious, serious price’ as a result of adverse impacts of climate change

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Management and Emergency Response, the Hon. Myles LaRoda, said The Bahamas has had to bear the brunt of the effects of climate change, and the high costs associated with those adverse effects, even though the country bears “very little responsibility for many of the actions that precipitate those impacts.” Mr. LaRoda gave the Government of The Bahamas high praise for hosting a “very successful” High-Level Regional Dialogue on Climate Change. Held August 16-17 in preparation for COP27 scheduled for November in Egypt, the two-day Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting concluded Wednesday at Baha Mar Resort with the Closing Ceremony. The event was hosted by the Government of Th...

Bahamas to host regional Climate Change meeting to more effectively project the concerns of Caribbean states on the global stage

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, announced, on August 4, 2022, that The Bahamas will host the Regional Caribbean Heads of Government Meeting, 16-17 August, 2022 at Baha Mar Resort. “My administration is introducing this conference as we seek to get results in the climate change fight.  The Bahamas – along with the region – has lobbied year after year, meeting after meeting, as we sought for the world to acknowledge our vulnerable position,” Prime Minister Davis said during the Press Briefing held at his office.  “This meeting will position the Caribbean region to take control of our fate and present a unified position to the world at COP 27, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November.” He noted that the...