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Carmona off to Kenya for UN Environment Assembly

Monday, December 4, 2017

President Anthony Carmona has left for Nairobi, Kenya, where he is scheduled to deliver a keynote statement at the UN Environment Assembly between December 4-6.

Carmona left Saturday on the trip, which is being funded by the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Environment Assembly, the highest-level UN body to address global concerns on the environment, invited Carmona to speak through executive director Erik Solheim.

Solheim had lobbied for Carmona’s appearance, noting that the President had demonstrated his motivation and ability for climate advocacy and has placed high importance on the need to protect the environment, a release from the Office of the President said yesterday.

The theme for the event will be “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet.”

In his invitation letter to Carmona, Solheim stated, “Your participation in a leadership dialogue with several of your peers would also allow you to showcase the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s environmental leadership... I look forward to welcoming you alongside other global leaders to the 2017 Environment Assembly…”


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