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New York, Sept 30 (Canadian-Media): Climate change “must be accepted as the responsibility of our time” as climate change results from “an economic calculus” that pushes global destruction, Francine Baron, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Dominica told the United Nations Assembly on Saturday, media reports said.
Francine Baron/Courtesy of UN
Climate-change-induced scarcity of things, like water, or productive lands, added Baron, reflect the main symptom of our world’s broken economy and society and it is the poor who suffer the most.
The global community, said Baron, has neither implemented any plan for the commitments made in Paris in 2015, nor adapted the agreed-upon $100 billion annually to assist the most vulnerable in mitigating against harmful climate change.
In the meantime, said Baron, arctic ice shelves continued to melt at an alarming rate making the ocean get warmer and the subsequent development of hurricanes, storms, drought and flooding continue to develop and threaten our countries.
Hurricane Maria last year she said had devastated Dominica the cost of rebuilding it could not be met singlehandedly.
Arguing that climate change is not “a freak of nature,” but man-made, she encouraged the global leaders work together to end climate change and to reduce local vulnerabilities.
“We, together, must grasp this moment,” concluded Baron.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)