Pickersgill expresses concerns for Dominica at meeting in Miami

Jamaican Minister of Water, Robert Pickersgill

Worried about economic fate of Dominica

Speaking at the recent High Level Ministerial forum for climate change in Miami, Jamaican Minister of Water, Robert Pickersgill expressed concern over the economic fate of Dominica and other Caribbean islands following Tropical Storm Erika.

The Minister criticized the use of GDP as the main development marker for Caribbean nations particularly vulnerable to volatile climate.

Pickersgill joined other Caribbean ministers with responsibility for water resources management in Miami as the region prepares to participate in the United Nations conference to finalise a Post-2015 Development Agenda known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs follow and expand on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expire at the end of the year and will be “the global community’s plan of action” for all dimensions of sustainable development for the next 15 years

 

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