Suriname ask for actions against climate crisis
“I call on all heavy polluters to start with this process as well and not to try and manage tax or punish environmentally friendly production in developing countries which are least responsible for the climate crisis. Real change must particularly come from the more developed countries.”- President of Suriname, Hs Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi
As temperatures soar and rising sea levels threaten coastal areas in Suriname, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi took a strident appeal to the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday 20 September, for heavy polluters to do their bid to protect the planet and life on earth.
In his speech on the second day of debates at the UNGA in New York, President Santokhi said Suriname is experiencing extraordinarily high temperatures which pose challenges to the availability of drinking water.
“Inland areas are increasingly flooded by heaving rainfall and coastal areas are threatened by the rising of the sea-water level. As a consequence, the people living in remote parts of our vast interiors are deprived of work, education, basic utilities, and food security is under threat,” President Santokhi told the UNGA.
He highlighted actions the country is taking to remain one of three carbon negative countries in the world. These included registering its carbon credits for the first time and a renewed commitment to more sustainable management of the Amazon Basin along with other Amazonian countries.
Read more: https://today.caricom.org/2023/09/21/surinames-president-calls-on-heavy-emitters-to-save-the-planet-says-country-registered-carbon-credits-for-the-first-time/