CARIBBEAN-CLIMATE-OECS to launch ministerial declaration on migration, environment and climate change.

CASTRIES -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will launch a new high-level Ministerial Declaration on Migration, Environment and Climate Change on Wednesday.

The declaration will be launched at the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACC) now underway in Panama.

The OECS Commission here said OECS member states signed off on a ministerial declaration which was presented at the OECS second Immigration Council of Ministers Meeting held on April 13, 2023, in Dominica.

It said Eastern Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are recurrently exposed to climate related hazards the impact of which is increasing, resulting in both internal and cross border displacement.

These impacts threaten the human security of at-risk populations in the region limiting efforts to enable vulnerable people to live free from fear, free from want and the opportunity to live in dignity.

The Commission said that the Ministerial Declaration demonstrates OECS member states and Associate Members commitment to take action to mitigate climate change impact as well as to address human mobility relating to environmental degradation.

'This is a true reflection of the collective commitment among the leaders of the OECS to take action against the climate change phenomenon that threatens the...

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