Portia Simpson Miller

The Honourable Portia Simpson Miller is Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Sport, Women's Affairs and Community Development of Jamaica. Her appointment in March 2006 came after 17 years as a senior Cabinet Minister. Mrs. Simpson Miller was also the leading architect of Jamaica's Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development and has the distinction of being the first female Vice-President of the People's National Party of Jamaica and President of the Party's Women's Movement.

Climate change is recognized as a most serious threat facing humanity. No one is immune to its effects. The impact of climate variability and climate change on human and natural systems poses serious challenges to our objective of reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development.