Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister urged "high-emitting nations to follow policies and join efforts to confront climate change.” He also recalled that the members of the Alliance of Small Island States (ASIS) are the lowest emitters but the most affected nations by climate change.
“Collectively, we emit only 1.5 percent of industrialization emissions. However, many of our Islands have begun ambitious programs to reduce our gas emissions,” he added and
Browne also alerted on the excessive costs of climate change mitigation and recovery and called on rich countries to help those with few resources to undergo green policies.
“All Caribbean economies have suffered the consequences of natural disasters. We are on the verge of despair long before the pandemic,” he noted.