CARICOM Governments Discuss Copenhagen Outcome

15 March 2010: The 21st Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which convened in Roseau, Dominica, on 11-12 March 2010, discussed the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference among other things.

The Conference focused on the follow-up to the Copenhagen Accord and agreed that CARICOM Member States will maintain their collective commitment to the Liliendaal Declaration, adopted at the Conference of Heads of Government held in Georgetown, Guyana, in July 2009. It was also agreed that a ministerial meeting will be convened prior to the Regular Meeting of the Conference in July 2010, to discuss the Region's position on enhanced action for adaptation, technology transfer and the Copenhagen Green Climate Fund and Technology Mechanism, in preparation for the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC. During the meeting, Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, discussed climate financing. [CARICOM Press Release]