Dominica tackles climate change


Dominica is in the process of formulating its strategic program for climate resilience.

Environment Minister Dr. Kenneth Darroux said efforts are ongoing to develop Dominica into a low carbon and climate resilient country.

He was addressing a national consultative workshop on the finding of the technical working groups of Dominica’s pilot program for climate resilience Wednesday.

“Dominica is one of the few vulnerable countries that are receiving support under the pilot program and climate resilience funded by the Climate Investment Fund. We are in the final stages of developing Dominica strategic program for climate resilience which will support our transformation to a climate resilience, low carbon development country,” he said.

Meantime, Director of the Environmental Coordinating Unit Lloyd Pascal is hoping that a National workshop will address issues affecting the country’s environment.

Pascal says the country is not equipped with the instruments to tackle the issues of climate change.

Disaster Risk Management Specialist and Team Leader for the World Bank Justin Lucky said at the end of the exercise, Dominica is expected to develop an investment plan.

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  1. t savanne/ grand bay
    December 15, 2011

    OMG! y’all people sicken me…that is the issue that needs to be discussed??? stupes…

    good work Doc, keep making us proud…if they want accent give it to them too! lol

  2. bigger picture
    December 14, 2011

    Too much workshops, too much meetings…we need boots on the ground now!

    • My2Sense
      December 15, 2011

      It must start with a consultation and then a planning meeting. What is crucial is the formulation of action items for the relevant parties to work on AFTER the meeting. Then there should be a follow-up meeting to deliver results and to measure the success for the aforementioned action items.

      … And the process goes on and on until the project is completed.

      This type of structure allows for accountability and on-going measurement so that everyone knows what is his or her role and responsibility. It actually works like a charm if done right.

  3. mouth of the south
    December 14, 2011

    i find this guy looks like a young charles savarin… i wonder if he speaks the same um ‘bata inglaneh’ style savarin like to use :-P

    • Anonymous
      December 14, 2011

      To your surprise, he can’t speak english at all.

      • yow yow
        December 15, 2011

        Anonymous – How did you feel after posting that comment?

        If you search your conscience you will find that you are not justified in making such a comment.
        By the way, what is your profession?

        I will never understand how people allow politics to get into every single situation. I am certain that you are NOT a supporter of the Government, or may be other grievances with the gentleman.

        If DNO posts an article, and this is your comment, then obviously you are jealous of that person.

        Jealous of someone who was an island scholar (do your research), and secondly a well loved medical Doctor.

        The bottom line is that going into politics does not change someone’s intelligence in spite of which party they choose to represent.

        Shame on you for posting such rubbish!

      • Anonymous
        December 15, 2011

        Are you for real? look how many intelligent people make themselves so stupid because of politics and money

        ask your good friend the doc when he going to specialize

      • Anonymous
        December 15, 2011

        @Anonymous…………check out the guys presentation at the recent UNFCCC and keep your stinking mouth shut.

        her eit is for your education….

        Well done Doc!

      • Anonymous
        December 15, 2011

        …..and from your bitterness, I suspect the doc maybe took away some woman of yours. lol!!!

      • yow yow
        December 15, 2011

        but what does he going to specialize have to do with the topic at hand?

        You just proved my point… your issue is a personal one or based on your political affiliation.

        Consequently, your opinion and points are irrelevant.

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