“Paris was the deal and a deal is a deal.
“This means the commitments to the Green Climate Fund should be honoured. It means also that GDP per capita must not be used to eliminate The Bahamas for consideration for development assistance. The Executive Secretariat must provide the funding for small-island developing states to get to these meetings, and not be consumed by forensic examinations of eligibility based on that faulty determinant GDP per capita. We must also discard esoteric arguments about whether it’s mitigation or adaptation, when they are simply different sides of the same coin.”
— Fred Mitchell Climate Change Meeting Marrakesh 17 November.