Montserrat To Host Environment Ministers Meeting



Montserrat will host the 5th Meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers of Environment Sustainability (COMES) next month.

The meeting will be held July 10th and 11th here under the theme “Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change.”

The conference is said to have come at a critical juncture, given the severe economic and social impacts of the hurricanes of 2017, and  will provide the forum for ministers to engage with senior technocrats and development partners and to make decisions that will advance the climate and overall environmental resilience of the region.

Last year, COMES 4 was held in Grenada  under the chairmanship of the Honourable Simon Stiell, Minister of State responsible for Human Resource Development & The Environment of Grenada under the theme “Accelerating Sustainable Development: Addressing Challenges and Creating Opportunities.” 

This year, the high-level meeting will be chaired by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment here David Osborne.