In addressing the high-level segment of COP 26 on Wednesday, Minister for the Environment Cozier Frederick said the time has come for developed countries to step up and assist Dominica with its climate resilience plan.
Frederick told the assembly that even with limited resources Dominica is committed to achieving its goal of becoming the world’s first climate-resilient country.
He said this comes following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
He added time is running out to reverse destructive environmental practices that are already having severe consequences for small island developing states.
“That matters most, not only for you here, but for young people growing up in our small islands and for future generations”, said the minister.
Frederick added the youth have come on board to assist with the fight in achieving climate resilience.