US Vice President Kamala Harris welcomes Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to Washington. The two spoke about various issues, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and also about the climate crisis at a meeting on Wednesday (13/10).
“I want to thank you on behalf of, not just Barbados, but the Caribbean community, for the donations the government and the American people have made with respect to vaccines,” Mottley said.
“This battle is real for us in the Caribbean,” said Mottley, stressing the need for vaccine equality.
The Barbados prime minister also touched on the UN climate change conference in Scotland at the end of this month. He said, “as we go to Glasgow, there is a distinct risk, unfortunately, that the world may not be able to limit the 1.5 degree temperature rise we need to survive in this region.”
Representatives from more than 200 countries will gather for the conference, known as COP26, from October 31 to November 12. The UN Secretary-General has three main goals for the conference, which is designed to enhance the Paris accord. (ka/rs)