Monday, October 3, 2011

Bahamas at centre stage in UNESCO experts' meeting on climate change

THE Bahamas played a prominent role in a high-level climate change conference organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and

Cultural Organisation.

The conference, to be held in Nassau at the Sheraton Resort from September 21 to 23, will focus on the dangers to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from sustained changes in global climate patterns.
Local scientist Philip Weech, director of the BEST Commission and internationally renowned environmental scientist, will be among the experts participating in the conference.
He will also conduct a public lecture on the Bahamas' perspective on climate change on Thursday, September, 22, at 6.30pm at the College of the Bahamas' performing arts centre.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Elma Garraway, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, said the Bahamas was honoured to be chosen by UNESCO to host the conference, which is expected to attract nearly 100 delegates from around the world, including several heads of state.
"Besides the economic impact that this conference will have on the Bahamas and the international spotlight that it will place on us for the duration of the conference, it will be an opportune time for us to learn how we can protect ourselves from the increasing threat of global warming which has precipitated a serious shift in weather patterns across the world and indeed the Bahamas," Mrs Garraway said. More >>>

Location: Cayman Islands