Bajan minister takes UN environment post

Denis Lowe
Denis Lowe

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr. Denis Lowe is the new vice-president for the Latin America and Caribbean region on the Bureau of the Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).

He was elected during the global environment policy-making forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lowe will hold office for two years, and join his colleague, Minister of the Environment of the Government of Costa Rica Dr. Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta as the new representatives for the Latin America and Caribbean region group.  Espeleta has been nominated as president to the UNEA.

The Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean was established in 1982 by the UN Environment Program as the political forum for environment ministers of the region.

It analyzes and reviews critical issues on the international environment agenda and seeks to develop regional strategies to address them. It acts as the region’s environment policy-making body.