Prime Minister Gastón Browne arrives in Dubai

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MOH- (Prime Minister and Environment Minister arrive in Dubai to lead high level delegation at COP28)

Prime Minister, the honourable Gaston Browne accompanied by Sir Molwyn Joseph, Minister of Health, Wellness, Social Transformation, and the Environment, have arrived in Dubai to lead high-level discussions at COP28.

The aim of the high level meetings is for Prime Minister Browne and Sir Molwyn to contribute meaningfully to the critical conversations and engagements unfolding at COP28. Their presence underscores the nation’s commitment to addressing pressing global environmental challenges and advocating for sustainable solutions.

The COP28 meetings provide a crucial platform for world leaders, policymakers, and experts to exchange insights, negotiate agreements, and strategize on mitigating climate change and fostering environmental sustainability on a global scale.

High on the agenda is the operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund.

A preparatory meeting was held with a few members of the delegation including H.E. Dr. Walton Webson and Permanent Representative of the Mission of Antigua and Barbuda and Director of the Department of Environment, Ambassador Diann Black-Layne.

Both Prime Minister Browne and Minister Sir Molwyn are poised to engage in discussions surrounding climate resilience, innovative environmental policies, and collective actions aimed at accelerating progress towards achieving global climate targets.

“Antigua and Barbuda stands firm in our dedication to combat climate change and pursue initiatives that safeguard our environment. Our participation in COP28 reflects our commitment to collaborative efforts for a sustainable future,” affirmed Prime Minister Browne

Sir Molwyn highlighted the significance of international cooperation in addressing environmental issues, emphasizing the need for concerted actions and investments in green technologies and resilient infrastructure.

The engagement of Antigua and Barbuda’s leaders in these high-level meetings at COP28 showcases the nation’s proactive stance in advocating for ambitious climate action and underscores their determination to contribute constructively to global efforts aimed at mitigating climate change.

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