Dominica’s Environment Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux is heartened by the achievements of the DLP Government in climate resilience and green energy development.
Hon. Dr. Darroux was speaking at a consultation on Wednesday May 20th where Dominica’s Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project reported on the island’s progress in implementing its Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience.
The Minister is inspired by the Dominica’s accomplishments in matters which are of great concern to other Small Island Developing States worldwide.
“I am encouraged by the progress we’ve made in Dominica over the past 5-10 years. Not only in implementing policies and programmes to address climate resilience strategies. I’m even more encouraged by the interest we have [raised in] various sectors; they have started to look at the issue of climate change not as only an academic topic,” Hon. Dr. Darroux stated.
Small Island Developing States have been vocal about the need for larger developed countries to play their part in both sustainable energy development and the climate resilience capabilities of Small Islands States.
Hon. Darroux is optimistic that Dominica’s green energy pursuit is on a positive path.
“Your Government is taking measures to position [the island]to take advantage of the opportunities which are and will be available as it relates to climate resilience and green initiatives.
“I can speak of our geothermal initiative: when implemented, it will be a win/win situation for all concerned. It will ensure our own contribution to decreasing green house gases...And with the availability of clean, green energy, we will probably see much more green investments and offshore companies coming to invest in our energy sector,” he said.