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Grenada and BVI to cohost leadership summit on environment

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Newly elected prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has pledged his commitment to co-host the leadership summit for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) from May 17-18.

The prime minister was updated on the status of preparation for the summit on Wednesday by members of the Secretariat.

The summit will bring together heads of governments, ministers of the environment, chief executive officers of major corporations and donor agencies, to set a new course for the management and preservation of the region’s marine and coastal environment.

The event will be co-hosted by the prime minister of Grenada and the premier of the BVI with support from Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group and The Nature Conservancy.

Financing initiatives by governments and donor agencies including the World Bank Initiative on Oceans and the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund were also discussed.

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