Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew COP28 Climate Action Summit Session “Fast-tracking the Just, Equitable & Orderly Energy Transition”

I am always proud of multilateralism because it allows someone like me, from a small country in the Western Hemisphere, can grace the stage and offer our own approach, and solutions, to what is happening with climate change.

I speak of course for SIDS (Small Island Developing States), especially those that are ocean states, rather, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, specifically in the Atlantic. Coming from Saint Kitts and Nevis, we are on the frontline of climate change. We did not create the problem. However, we are suffering tremendously. Notwithstanding, we do not claim victimhood, but we really want to be a part of the solution, and Saint Kitts and Nevis, although we are small, we think, and we know, that we can contribute to the solution of dealing with the scourge of climate change. As you said, we have also pledged that by 2030 we would transition and transition significantly.

I would like to say that just a few days ago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, although the smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere, we have just signed an agreement to have developed, the largest solar energy battery in the whole of the Caribbean. Our size does not limit us.

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