Climate change is a chief concern of many countries of the world, including small islands of the Caribbean like Dominica, that were severely impacted in 2015 by tropical storm Erika, causing over one billion dollars in infrastructural damage. More than 60 scientists, ecologists, activists, academics and funders met last October, to explore cutting-edge approaches to reduce carbon emissions, and address global warming, while improving development and economic growth.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, is expected to present the findings. She is said to view this “revolutionary approach” as a historic moment for the Commonwealth, as the first intergovernmental organisation to take on the bold challenge of flipping the narrative on climate change. According to Scotland, “climate change is not only our biggest challenge; it is also our biggest opportunity.”