“Earth Day is a reminder for us to take action to save planet from climate change, “says PM Skerrit

He stated that Earth Day is a reminder to take necessary precautions and preserve ways to save the earth by planting more and more trees. 

"Earth Day is a reminder for us to take action to save planet from climate change," says PM Skerrit

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, wished Earth Day to the citizens of the country on Friday, April 22, 2022. On the day, he outlined the importance of the earth and urged people to pledge to conserve the earth by preserving the natural resources of the country. 

He stated that Earth Day is a reminder to take necessary precautions and preserve ways to save the earth by planting more and more trees. 

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Shedding light on the importance of Earth Day, Prime Minister Skerrit noted, “Earth Day is a reminder that it’s a high time for us to take action to save our planet from climate change-related changes. SIDS such as Dominica is often at the forefront of climate change; let’s pledge to save the earth by planting more trees & lowering our carbon footprints.”

The Commonwealth of Dominica, a small island nation encircled by the Caribbean sea, is promptly known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, has aimed to strengthen its climatic consequences after the attack of several natural disasters. The Government of Dominica is keen to establish the nation as the first climate-resilient state around the globe.  

Dominica,is regarded as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS). SIDS are the countries that face unique environmental challenges and climate changes. The extreme Hurricane rainfall in the Caribbean sea has left the nation with increasing climatic risk in future.

Dominica admits the ravaging history of hurricane attacks; in 1979, Hurricane David impacted 40 lives; in 2015, Tropical Storm Eriks killed 30 people. Very recent, Hurricane Maria, in 2017, impacted 65 lives and ruined 90% of the infrastructure. 

Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit addressed his concerns at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 23 2017, recalling the incidents that demolished Dominica. PM Skerrit declared the nation at the stage of an “international humanitarian emergency” and determined to rebuild Dominica as the first climate-resilient nation in the world.

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