Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, received the 2021 Champion of the Earth award for Policy Leadership by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN’s highest environmental honor. 

UNEP calls the Prime Minister a “driving force” for climate action across Latin America and the Caribbean region. Under Prime Minister Mottley’s leadership, Barbados has adopted ambitious renewable energy targets, committed to a fossil-fuel free electricity and transport sector, by 2030. At the same time, Barbados is implementing numerous conservation and restoration projects, from forests, through cities, to the coastline and the ocean. 

Mia Mottley has brought attention to the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States in the midst of the climate crisis.

Mia Amor Mottley is a Member on-leave of the Inter-American Dialogue. 


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