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Barbados' Prime Minister Has a Message for Rich Countries

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In the battle to slow down climate change, countries like Barbados are on the “front line,” says Prime Minister Mia Mottley. The island is threatened by rising sea levels and extreme weather events like hurricanes that are increasing in intensity and frequency.
But adapting to the impacts of climate change, to build defenses and repair the damage from hurricanes , will cost money that Barbados, with a national debt ratio of 144% of GDP, does not have. Mottley has made tackling the country's debt a priority, and she negotiated a debt restructuring for Barbados shortly after taking office in...
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