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Prime minister of Dominica call to invest in making small states more resilience to climate change.

Roosevelt Skerrit speaking in Paris. Photo: http://wicnews.com

The Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit said at the One Planet Summit in Paris that “significant” funding must be shared across physical infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and utility services – water, electricity, telecommunication with small states more resilience to climate change.

He highlighted the impact of hydro-meteorological events as well as slow onset events on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Dominica. The impact is becoming more severe and even more frequent, he stressed. Dominica was smashed by category five Hurricane Maria on 18 September, killing more than 30 and leaving millions of dollars of damage.

Source: Dominica press

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