Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says small island states such as Jamaica no longer have the time for philosophical debates on climate change.
Speaking at the G20 summit of world leaders in Argentina, Prime Minister Holness, says the Caribbean is under imminent threat from the ravages of climate change.
Prime Minister Holness says he hopes that small island states can count on G20 Leaders to demonstrate their will to meet the longstanding commitment to mobilize the AGREED US100 billion per annum by 2020 for climate change resilience.
However, he says vulnerable states have a responsibility to do their part in the fight.
Prime Minister Holness says Jamaica has already taken the first steps to strengthen its own resilience.
But he says the gains made can easily be threatened by a single severe disaster.