Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering attended the 5th Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability meeting held in Montserrat on July 11.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering has been selected to represent the Overseas Territories (OTs) at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in December 2018.
During his visit to the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference in New York, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, discussed the prospects for cooperation between the BVI and Clinton Foundation on climate change.
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE during his presentation at the United Nations (UN) High Level Pledging Conference in New York last week, appealed to members of the International Donors Community and Member States of the UN for financial assistance to support the Territory’s plans to rebuild the BVI as a Climate Resilient destination.
Community residents have credited the drainage project financed under the iLAND Resilience Climate Change Project with saving the lower section of Cane Garden Bay Road during the recent flood of August 7.