Climate change official defends region
The Deputy Director of the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, Dr Ulric Trotz, has defended regional countries from criticism for seeking financial assistance.
According to Caribbean Media Corporation, Trotz said the region needed the finances to deal with issues like strengthening costal defenses, making airports and seaports less vulnerable to climate risks.
Trotz said that the Caribbean has always felt there is a moral argument for the developed countries to provide financing to help deal with the impacts of climate change, a phenomena that is of a result of our developmental patterns.
The Community Climate Change Center senior official said, an examination of the disasters in the Caribbean would show the region sufferers from weather related events that would get worse in the future.
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