CARICOM Ministers of Environment convened a virtual meeting for the opening of the 105th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Friday, October 28, 2022.
COTED promotes CARICOM’S trade and economic development. It also oversees the operations of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).
Minister of Sustainable Development and Environment and outgoing Chairperson of COTED, Hon. Dr. Joyelle Clarke led the Ministerial Caucus that included representatives from Belize, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The objective of the Friday morning session was to prepare for two major conferences: the 27th session of the Conference of Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Egypt and the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Canada.