The meeting, currently being held from August 16-17, 2022 at Baha Mar Resort, is in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Egypt in the month of November 2022.
Dr the Hon Wheatley’s attendance at the conference is with the goal of devising a regional position on climate change mitigation while The Bahamas’ Prime Minister the Hon Philip E. Davis said his administration is introducing the conference to get results in the climate change fight.
He added that The Bahamas, along with the region, has lobbied for years and held meetings for the world to acknowledge our vulnerable position of the region.
“This meeting will position the Caribbean region to take control of our fate and present a unified position to the world at COP 27, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November,” Prime Minister Davis said.
Premier Wheatley joins other government heads from Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos at The Bahamas meetings.
The Premier will then attend the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II in Trinidad and Tobago from August 19 to 21, 2022, which is a platform to establish and stimulate conversations among key stakeholders in the agricultural sector in Trinidad and Tobago, and by extension across CARICOM Member States.