Developed Countries Commit $US100 Billion To Help SIDS Fight Climate Change

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told the House of Representatives that leaders in developed countries have agreed to make available by 2020, US$100 billion to help Small Island Developing States, SIDS, respond to the intensifying threat of climate change.

Prime Minister Holness made the disclosure during a statement this afternoon to the Lower House.

The statement follows Mr. Holness’ recent attendance at a meeting of the United Nation’s General Assembly.

Prime Minister Holness told the House that there’s a recognition among the international community that small island developing states are not the major contributors to the deterioration of the global environment.

Prime Minister Holness also told the House that Jamaica is playing its part in the fight against climate change.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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