After almost ten years of climate action a lot has been done and certainly more is to be done for all to be ready for climate change. Hundreds and Thousands of people are working to make their villages and island nations more Food, Water and Energy secure. People are taking action to meet the Climate Emergency. We can only see the Climate compliance Conference as a permanent action based conference continuing its efforts with the many ordinary people across St. Vincent and the rest of the Caribbean.
In 2017, Hurricane Maria swept across the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, taking lives, destroying homes, and damaging the natural landscape that sustains the tourism industry, which the 270-square-mile island relies on. The storm’s overall cost to Dominica was an estimated US$930 million, almost double the country’s GDP. Maria went on to cause havoc in Puerto Rico, directly and indirectly killing more than 2,900 people. It was the deadliest storm Puerto Rico and Dominica had experienced in more than a century.
Just two weeks prior, both islands had been hit by Irma, which became a Category 5 hurricane during its lifecycle. More than one hurricane of that magnitude in the same season had previously been unheard of.
In recent years, the Caribbean has seen its hurricane seasons become more destructive. The change has been attributed to global warming and climate change, a crisis that many have been warning about for decades; this could have particularly devastating effects for the Caribbean. With the glaring evidence of crushed infrastructure, homes, and lives, more people seem more prepared to listen and take action. But much of the increase in global temperatures seems irreversible, and effects will get worse.
What experts and activists hope for now is that temperatures won’t rise to a point where they threaten the very existence of small islands like Dominica. “I come to you straight from the front lines of the war on climate change,” said Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in a heartfelt appeal to the UN General Assembly, shortly after Maria’s passage. “We as a country and as a region did not start this war against nature. We did not provoke it. The war has come to us. There is no more time for conversation. There is little time left for action.”
Setting up Model Farms with Climate centers in and around St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A model farm is from 2-30 acres and has training, living facilities and income generating activities like vegetable and fruit production, nursery, animal production and locally built lodges with focus on agro & eco tourism like forest gardening, farm park, high biodiversity farming, animals in silvo-pastural systems, pathways, benches and bird lookouts.
The Model Farm and Climate Center has:
Look up for updates of teams starting!
We hope to see you!