Caribbean: Patricia Scotland- who is the sixth and first lady Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, extended greetings and warm wishes on the auspicious occasion of World Environment Day on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
Patricia Scotland outlined the significance of the day and stated that the day is a reminder for everyone to take significant measures to protect the natural reserves of the earth, which are the only means to protect the environment.
She also stressed the impacts of climate change and the demand for measures to te contain the issue, which could be helpful in providing a suitable and sustainable environment for the future generation.
Patricia Scotland outlined that the Commonwealth covered 1/4 of all forest land and 1/3 of the ocean of the World under national jurisdiction.
Through her social media post, she noted, “Our #Commonwealth covers 1/4 of all forest land & 1/3 of the World’s ocean under national jurisdiction.”
CSG Patricia Scotland emphasized that nature has always been our Commonwealth. She added that she is very proud of the work on Ocean, Climate, Clean Energy, and Living Lands and looks forward to furthering action at CHOGM2022.
Patricia Scotland also stated that this is the time to recognize the drastic effects of climate change and create awareness among the people to counter climate change. The necessary steps should be adopted to tackle the problem of the climate emergency.
Our #Commonwealth covers 1/4 of all forest land & 1/3 of the world’s ocean under national jurisdiction. Nature has always been our common wealth. I’m proud of our work on #Ocean Climate #CleanEnergy #LivingLands & look forward to further action at #CHOGM2022⁰#WorldEnvironmentDay https://t.co/kwtqB5p1SJ pic.twitter.com/FZHyp2dre3
— Patricia Scotland QC (@PScotlandCSG) June 5, 2022
She underlined, “This World Environment Day, we must recognize that the climate emergency affects every #Commonwealth country, with small and vulnerable states most at risk.”
She also emphasized that the Commonwealth countries are more prone to climate change and always remain vulnerable to these natural disasters.
Patricia Scotland said that at CHOGM2022 this month, leaders will call for greater climate action and discuss shared solutions.
Patricia Scotland is the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and elections to fill the post will be held during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, in June.
— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) June 5, 2022
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