President of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Haitian President Michel Martelly, urged here members to implement funding mechanisms to face environmental problems in regional countries.
In his opening speech of the 24th period of sessions of the conference of CARICOM leaders, Martelly highlighted the urgency of taking steps to mitigate environmental risks.
The floods, droughts and powerful storms linked to global warming by greenhouse gas emissions have put to the test our policies in the fields of infrastructure, food security, health and eradication of poverty, he said.
“Our programs to preserve forests cannot wait,” said Martelly, who described the situation of Haiti in the field as national emergency.
Image: Winslow Homer’s Sponge Fishermen in the Bahamas.