Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ambassador Crispin Gregoire to speak on climate change in a radio interview Newsdesk

Dominica’s Ambassador to the United Nations Crispin Gregoire will be the guest on the inaugural radio program “This Week in Interview” hosted by Thomson Fontaine of radio, on Wednesday December 23, 2009 from 8:00 P.M – 9:00 PM (Eastern Time). radio was launched on December 17, 2009 and is seeking to bring up a number of issues of interest to the listening public for discussion.
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Ambassador Crispin Gregoire presents his credentials to then UN Secretary General Koffi Annan.

The one hour discussions will focus primarily on climate change and its impact on small developing countries like Dominica. Ambassador Gregoire, fresh from the Climate Change summit, where he was part of a three member Dominica delegation, will provide a first- hand account of the summit and the progress being made to reverse its effect.

Ambassador Gregoire who served as spokesman for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), at the Summit was quoted in the international press as saying, "We are on the front lines of the climate change crisis. Some of our islands will disappear. We accept that. But we want an agreement that will address our survival. That is why we’re here.

It is generally agreed that poor countries will suffer horrendous consequences if a comprehensive agreement isn't reached on reversing the global trends in climate change.

The listening public is invited to join in the conversation, and to listen to radio “Live” via the internet at LIVE RADIO or go to Radio Broadcasts for an alternative way to access the broadcast.

Emails with questions or suggestions can be sent to [email protected] and persons wishing to join in the conversation can call 1 305 848 8888, and when prompted enter 1 for access and use pin number 301 569 9419. All calls to this number are free if calling from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or the United States Virgin Islands.

‘This Week in Interview” is expected to be a weekly program and will involve interviews with people from a wide range of interests and backgrounds.
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Excellent interview, the Ambassador explained very well in lamens term how climate change will effect Dominica & the smaller caribbean islands over the next 20 years or so.

It would be very good if can make this interview available via a podcast, so that anybody who missed this interview can listen to.

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