President Aline Hanson was among the rare representatives of the Caribbean territories to speak at the Caribbean Climate 2015 conference held in Martinique, 09 last May, in the presence of the President of The Republic Francois Hollande.
Indeed, only the St Vincent and Grenadines, Curaçao, Barbados and Saint-Martin territories had the privilege of expressing their environmental problems and their vision for the Caribbean, facing the President of the Republic, the Minister of Ecology , Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, and about forty Heads of State and Government present. An opportunity that President Hanson has grasped, calling on the Caribbean states to federate without delay to fight together against climate change and thus ensure the protection of our common environment.
As a preamble to her speech, Mrs Hanson outlined concrete measures to reduce energy consumption in Saint-Martin, such as the installation of photovoltaic panels on public buildings, renewal of Public lighting and the use of LED bulbs, the installation of columns and selective sorting bins for the treatment and recovery of waste, and the partnership initiated in the field of sanitation with neighbor Sint Maarten in the Projects financed by Europe.
President Aline Hanson was the only one to mention in this context the problem of the sargassa algae that have invaded our coasts since 3 years, and the urgency of putting in place common solutions of cleaning on land and at sea, respecting The fauna and flora that inhabit our coasts.
Fighting together against natural phenomena
In terms of prevention against natural hazards (hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and floods), the president urged the states of the Caribbean to pool their resources and coordinate prevention, information and alert Extreme climatic events.
The creation of a tide station (equipped with solar panels and thus autonomous in energy) to prevent the risks of Tsunami was encouraged by the president; This station would also allow monitoring of sea level rise in support of the National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change.
The intervention of President Aline Hanson was widely welcomed by the Head of State, the Minister of Ecology and all the Caribbean representatives, all aware of the crucial issues of global warming and the urgency to work hand In the hand to get fast and lasting results.
This conference ended with a strong act: the call of Fort de France launched by the minister Segolene Royal and the president of the regional council of Martinique, Serge Letchimy. A call to the world leaders and to all the inhabitants of the planet, so that all take up the challenge of climate change. The framework agreement that will legally frame the global fight against global warming will be definitively adopted in December 2015, at the Conference of the Parties (COP 21), in Paris.