World Consumer Rights Day will be celebrated, this year, with panel discussion on energy efficiency and conservation

To mark World Consumer Rights Day this year, the Prices and Consumer Affairs Division will be hosting a panel discussion on energy efficiency and conservation.  

This event will run from 9:30 a.m. to midday, on Tuesday, March 14, at the Villa Polyclinic.

The discussion will allow residents to hear from the experts and ensure the consumer’s voice does not get lost. To this end, the Division is inviting the public to attend what it calls a great learning opportunity.

World Consumer Rights Day, which will be observed on March 15, is an annual occasion for celebration, impact and global solidarity in the international movement.

Annually, consumer organizations mark this day by coming together to highlight and raise awareness of an issue that is important to consumers worldwid.

The theme this year is “Empowering Consumers Through Clean Energy Transitions.” According to the Division, “Energy is needed to aid everyday life and drive human and economic development.”

The production and use of energy are the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions around the world, and these emissions are a driving force behind climate change.  

Antigua and Barbuda has been, and continues to be, an advocate for the reduction of these emissions.