Head of the Environmental Coordinating Unit Lloyd Pascal is giving international territories another thumbs-down for their approach toward addressing climate change.
Pascal used the opening session of a climate change workshop at Fort Young Hotel Wednesday, to reiterate a call for countries to step up action with respect to climate change.
“Quite a number of years have gone by and what the world has done most of all is talk,” he stated.
The climate change workshop was meant to set the stage for the implementation of strategies to address climate change in tourism destinations and in countries across the region.
Pascal told the gathering that wealthy nations have not kept to their pledge of assistance to poorer countries over the years.
He pointed out that at the 1992 climate change convention, held in Rio de Janeiro, rich countries had pledged that they would give 0.7 percent of their GDP to the poorer countries such as Dominica.
“The years have gone by and we are not seeing that,” Pascal said.