This country has done substantial and vital infrastructure work on roads, bridges, sea and river defense’s, is ongoing to strengthen our country’s resilience against climate change.
Between 2010 and 2017, the country has suffered loss and damage in the sum of EC $700 million or more than one-third of our country’s Gross Domestic Product due to storms, excessive rainfall, landslides, raging seas and rivers.
The weather patterns arising from climate change are now unfamiliar in time, type, and seasonality; unprecedented in frequency and intensity; and thus, urgent beyond measure.
Both the pre-existing condition of countries like St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the immediacy of climate change have given rise, most assuredly, to the many-sided concept of “Small State Exceptionalism” as a category in the global political economy which deserves an especial carve-out and recognition beyond the traditional rubric, hitherto, of “special and differential” treatment.
At a global level, climate change has, in part, redefined the issues touching on peace and security.