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Vaz in Germany for Climate Change meeting

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, left the island yesterday, for Bonn, Germany where he will lead the Jamaican Delegation at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Vaz, who has responsibility for Climate Change, is expected to attend the opening plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment tomorrow and will deliver Jamaica's national statement to the High Level Segment on Thursday.

During his address at the recent consultation ahead of the COP 23 meeting, Vaz noted that climate change has far reaching implications for our future, particularly in terms of lives, livelihoods as well as the country's sustainable development goals.

“Long Term Climate financing therefore remains one of the critical areas on the agenda of SIDS as we prepare to go into the discussions in Bonn,” Vaz said.

Jamaica recently joined some 59 developing countries around the world, which have access to funds under the Green Climate Fund's Readiness Programme.

The Readiness Programme provides resources to enhance countries' ownership of the GCF and streamline access to the Fund.

Vaz returns to the island on Saturday.




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