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.