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Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, joins GCA Advisory Board

CARIBPR WIRE, Rotterdam/Bridgetown, Mon. Nov. 27, 2023: The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, has accepted an invitation from Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Board of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)and Professor Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of GCA to become a member of the Advisory Board.

On accepting the invitation, Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados said:
“For those who are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and for whom the current system isn’t working, the stakes couldn’t be higher. I look forward to working with the Global Center on Adaptation to ensure governments engage with greater urgency to fix a broken financial system and fulfil their commitment to double adaptation finance by 2025.”

Ban Ki-moon commended the Prime Minister’s work to reform the global financial system through the Bridgetown Initiative, a proposal for the creation of new instruments and the reform of existing institutions to finance climate resilience and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
“Prime Minister Mottley is shaking up the status quo to ensure inclusivity and that resilient finance will enable the GCA and climate vulnerable states to address the climate crisis effectively. I look forward to working closely with Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley at GCA to ensure funding reaches those who need it the most through our innovative and ground breaking adaptation programs.”

Professor Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation said:

“The world’s poorest and most climate-vulnerable nations are falling into a destructive debt and climate disaster trap. The economic cost of climate disasters in developing countries is projected to reach as much as $580 billion a year by 2030. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Mottley to break this vicious cycle. We need far greater investment in climate resilience – money invested in climate adaptation today will reduce the cost of dealing with climate disasters tomorrow.

Notes to Editors

About the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization that works as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sectors. Founded in 2018, GCA operates from the largest floating office in the world, located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. GCA has a worldwide network of regional offices in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Beijing, China with an Africa office due to open in Nairobi in January 2025.

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Vision Equipment Supply Ltd. Partners with Global Manufacturer SANY Across English-speaking Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Vision Equipment Supply Limited, a leading Caribbean company specialising in heavy equipment solutions has announced its partnership with SANY, a global leader in heavy equipment manufacturing and the world’s foremost concrete equipment manufacturer.

This collaboration grants Vision Equipment Supply Limited the exclusive distribution rights for a comprehensive range of SANY products in the English-speaking Caribbean region, including Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, and Jamaica.

The signing of this landmark deal marks a significant milestone for both Vision Equipment Supply Limited and SANY, signalling their dedication to catering to the stringent demands of the Caribbean market. Vision Equipment Supply Limited has already secured significant purchases in equipment  with SANY, demonstrating the immediate  potential and growing opportunities of this relationship .

Established in 1989, SANY has emerged as one of the world’s most prominent heavy equipment manufacturers, boasting an extensive product range encompassing construction and mining equipment, port machinery, oil drilling machinery, and renewable wind energy systems. With annual sales and revenue exceeding US $27 billion, SANY’s unparalleled expertise and high-quality machinery have earned the Company a stellar reputation worldwide.

Corie Daniel, the head of Vision Equipment Supply Limited, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating: “We are thrilled to be the group of companies with whom SANY Worldwide has chosen to partner for the English-speaking Caribbean. This is testimony to our group’s ongoing growth and development and our investment in human resources and deployment of financial capital throughout the region.”

Headquartered in Barbados , Vision Equipment Supply Limited is well-positioned to cater to diverse industries, including construction, mining, port operations, agriculture, power generation, highway construction, and transportation. This collaboration with SANY further strengthens Vision’s ability to provide cutting-edge solutions and excellence in services to its customers, thereby fuelling the region’s economic growth and development.

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