Press Statement on Prime Minister Davis Attending UNFCCC COP 28

Nassau, The Bahamas – Prime Minister, Hon. Philip Davis, is scheduled to attend the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 28 to December 4, 2023. This visit underscores The Bahamas’ active role in the discussions on the world’s climate emergency and our commitment to addressing the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States.

Glenys Hanna Martin, will serve as Acting Prime Minister during the initial period of travel and then the Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper until the Prime Minister’s return.

At COP28, the Prime Minister’s focus will be on advocating for climate solutions that address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of The Bahamas. His agenda includes highlighting the nation’s challenges due to increased hurricane activity and the economic impact of climate change. Prime Minister Davis will call for fair climate finance mechanisms and emphasize the transition to renewable energy as a priority.

Prime Minister Davis will participate in a series of high-level meetings and strategic discussions, representing The Bahamas’ interests and advocating for support and cooperation in climate initiatives.

Regular updates on the Prime Minister’s activities and the developments from COP28 will be provided by the Office of The Prime Minister.

This participation at COP28 reaffirms The Bahamas’ leadership in climate change advocacy and our commitment to seeking effective and sustainable solutions for our nation and similar vulnerable communities worldwide.