St Kitts-Nevis PM urges support in efforts to deal with climate change

Dr. Terrence Drew, the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, has pleaded with the international community to do more to help developing nations, particularly those in the Caribbean, cope with the effects of climate change.

The twin island Federation, one of the smallest among the community of nations, is proud to contribute to the global effort to find solutions to the variety of problems that we as a group face, Drew said in remarks to Caribbean Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors at the International Monetary Fund Spring Meeting.

It is no secret that St. Kitts-Nevis is one of the countries most dependent on fossil fuels, according to Prime Minister Drew.

Diesel accounts for 95% of the nation’s energy, he claimed, adding that this is a reality that is unattractive, unwanted, and unsustainable.

The country’s abundant sunshine can be used to generate solar, wind, and geothermal energy reserves, particularly on the island of Nevis, according to Prime Minister Drew. However, the country has “actively considered all three of these renewable energy sources, and are at an advanced stage of rolling out concrete proposals which are transformational in nature, redounding to the overall benefit of our people.”

According to Prime Minister Drew, there are chances in plans to install solar panels on residences, schools, and other government-funded buildings. Goal 7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which emphasizes the need to provide access to clean and cheap energy, is consistent with this strategy.

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