Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent Wheatley is away from the Territory attending the 2021 United Nations climate change conference COP26 in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.
The Government will introduce Environmental Management and Climate Resilience Act during the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly to provide for the sound and sustainable management of natural resources in the Territory.
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer is currently representing the Territory at the 4th Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2020) being held in Jamaica on January 21 and 22.
The Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking to amend the Climate Change Trust Fund Act to allow for greater access to various types of regional and international funding avenues to address issues relative to Climate Change and the environment.
Land owners with property along the Nibbs Ghut in Sea Cows Bay have been holding discussions on the installation of sedimentation traps along the ghut to reduce the extent of the flooding that affects the community.
The subject of climate adaptation and mitigation financing best practices was discussed when Organization of Eastern Caribbean States’ Ambassador Mrs. Diann Black-Layne met with Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie earlier this week.