Antigua and Barbuda Pushes to Administer Global Loss and Damage Fund

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After getting hit with Hurricane Irma in 2017, Antigua and Barbuda is still recovering. It’s one of many countries that will need hundreds of millions of dollars to prepare for stronger storms and other climate impacts.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda is vigorously advocating for his nation to be the host country for the administration of a new international Loss and Damage Fund.

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The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of establishing a mechanism that allows countries to draw down funds immediately following a disaster, a critical need for small island states frequently battered by natural calamities.

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Listen to Browne in the clip below from Pointe FM yesterday:

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