Department of Environment Remarks on the Climate Letter from over One Hundred and Fifty World Leaders to US President Joe Biden


The New York Times ran a full-page ad featuring a climate sign-on letter by world leaders and celebrities addressed to newly elected United States President, Joseph Biden. The letter implores President Biden to become “The Climate President.” and take action against climate change while leading the world in climate adaptation, innovation and job creation.


Among the more than 150 signatories to the letter was Amazon Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, Brazil Central Bank President, Arminio Fraga, Executive Chairman Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford of Ford, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United Nations and Chair of Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), Walton Webson. Other notable signatories included Natalie Portman, Leonardo Dicaprio and Jane Fonda.

Chief Environment Officer at the Department of Environment (DOE), Ambassdor Diann Black-Layne provided remarks on this bold gesture by these world leaders saying:


“The Government of Antigua and Barbuda as the new Chair of AOSIS welcomes the rejoining of the US to the Paris Agreement.  The Department Of Environment (DOE) is tracking this development and is aware that the US will be making more pronouncements on climate change over the coming days.   Climate change is an urgent issue and failure to act will be devastating for countries like Antigua and Barbuda.  The DOE therefore welcomes the advocacy of everyone.    It is important that all large polluters such as the US should cut their emissions radically and urgently.  These actions will assure small island states like ours suffer fewer impacts.   We welcome this effort by world leaders, celebrities, scientists and other private sector individuals to push the Government of the United States of America to take urgent action.”


Linked below is also a news story about the advertisement and the exact contents of the letter:

For more information please contact Mr. Daryl George at the DOE at 462-4625 or via email at [email protected]: or Amb. Diann Black-Layne at 462-4625  or  562-2568 via email at [email protected].

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  1. What’s the purpose of this misleading headline? Climate change is very important but why use political propaganda to promote it. Not one world leader signed this document.

  2. The headline is a very misleading one.I have looked through the so called listing of world leaders and found not one.Why is her picture in here.When her Department cannot stop anything from happening to the environment in Antigua and Barbuda.What a frigging waste.

    • Why don’t you get off your arse and go “stop anything from happening to the environment”? Jus fulla chat and no ACTION. Show her and her department how to GET THINGS DONE nuh. Complaining and running ya blastid mouth like Bakka Bailey don’t mean sh!t if you don’t DO YOUR PART coward.

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