St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has called on the international community to “negotiate and agree a legally-binding agreement with ambitious emission reduction targets”.

Addressing the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France, Harris reiterated the seriousness and urgency of the threat posed by climate change and the need for an ambitious agreement to be reached during the two week conference.

He told the conference which is being attended by more than 100 world leaders that his twin island Federation, like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) “has been undergoing many climate related changes; namely sea level rise, extreme weather events, prolonged and severe droughts, and disruption to our reefs, coastlines and agriculture”

Prime Minister Harris said the dangers of climate change are real and present and that the threat is also existential.

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