June 16, 2022 | Colin O. Jarrett | The Caribbean will soon partner with the United States to address climate change, build resilience to environmental threats and finance clean energy projects over the next eight years.
The collaboration effort will take place through the US-Caribbean Partnership to Address Climate Change, PACC 20-30 that was announced on the weekend by Vice President Kamala Harris.
The announcement was made with Heads of Government from the Caribbean Community, CARICOM and the Dominican Republic at the top-level conference.
VP Harris and The White House said PACC 20-30 will be the United States’ primary mechanism for addressing the Caribbean’s energy security and climate crisis as well as meeting the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and the 20-30 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.
The climate crisis is an existential crisis for our entire planet. We’re acutely aware that the world’s emissions have an outsized impact on the Caribbean. Today, joined with 15 leaders, I announced the launch of our partnership to address the climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/JUGhHSuNE5
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 10, 2022