Jamaica has expressed deep concern about the challenge posed by Climate Change, saying it is an “existential one” for the populations of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Foreign Affairs Minister Arnold Nicholson told the 70thSession of the United Nations General Assembly Debate that the lives and livelihoods “too often hang in the balance” for SIDS’ nationals because of the threat of Climate Change.

He told the international community that the devastation caused to Dominica by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in August is yet another reminder of the devastating and disproportionate impact of natural disasters on SIDS.

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