Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Davis addressed the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly this past Saturday. In his presentation, Mr. Davis spoke boldly advocating for financing for countries like The Bahamas that suffer the most from the effects of climate change. He reminded those in attendance that climate action is in the interest of every country.

Davis said, “I do not believe in despair, I believe in determination and human ingenuity. We can do this. Countries that disagree on many other issues, including important ones, most cooperate on this issue in their own self interest. We have roughly forty days until COP 27 in Egypt. Let this year be the year that we turn talk into action. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. Let those who pledge write the check. Countries like mine, already trapped by billions in climate debt need funding to transition to renewable energy infrastructure.”