Eastern Caribbean Ministers Talk Environmental Sustainability in Tortola

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Above: Tortola (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Environment Ministers from across the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States are meeting this week in Tortola to discuss environmental sustainability.

The summit is the first-ever meeting of its kind since the Revised Treaty of Basseterre came into force in 2011.

British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith made a high-profile address at the conference, joined by Virgin Islands Governor John Duncan.

On Monday, the meeting was preceded by an exhibition on climate change.

On Wednesday, the group will hold a one-day meeting at the Maria’s By the Sea hotel in Tortola.

On this week’s agenda are issues including ocean governance, energy and climate change and “other relevant policy issues related to natural disasters, and Small Island Developing States,” according to an OECS statement.

The meeting includes five ministers responsible for the environment.