CARIBBEAN CLIMATE JUSTICE NEWSWIRE
ADAM VAUGHAN, THE GUARDIAN (11 DECEMBER, 2015)
The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said the international climate talks that are edging towards a conclusion in Paris have been the most complicated and difficult negotiations he has ever been involved in.
CLIMATE HOME (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
Linked to this is a new, ambitious goal of pursuing means of limiting temperature rises to 1.5C, a key demand of over 40 low lying and climate vulnerable countries, in addition to an effort to “hold the increase in average temperatures to well below 2C”.
JOHN UPTON, CLIMATE CENTRAL (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
“We are extremely close to the finishing line,” said the president of the negotiations, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, before the 27-page draft was handed to delegates from nearly 200 nations. “It’s time to come to an agreement.”
LAURIE GOERING, REUTERS (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
As weather extremes strengthen and seas rise around the world, forced migration linked to climate pressures is poised to become a "mega-problem" that could dwarf existing flows of conflict refugees, migration experts warned on Thursday.
CARBON BRIEF (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
With global temperatures rise set to pass the 1C mark this year, is a 1.5C limit feasible? What would achieving it mean in practice? And how would a 1.5C world compare to a 2C one? Carbon Brief asked scientists here in Paris for their thoughts.
JAMAICA OBSERVER (11 DECEMBER, 2015)
Caribbean delegates at the climate change talks here were engaged in another round of talks on the penultimate day of negotiations for a new climate change agreement that will take into consideration their demands and concerns.
UNDP (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
This summer, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration US (NOAA), we had the highest rates of temperature recorded in land and ocean surfaces on the planet in the last 135 years. And if that was not enough, tons of sargassum algae stormed the Caribbean coast, turning the shores brown and emitting a foul odor (hydrogen sulphide) due to the decomposition of the algae, causing the cancellation of hundreds of domestic and international flights and reservations at hotels, bringing loss of economic benefit and permanent and temporary jobs in the region.
SKY NEWS (11 DECEMBER, 2015)
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop believes the latest version of a global agreement on climate change action is 80 per cent there and remains hopeful a deal will be settled in Paris.
BBC (11 DECEMBER, 2015)
Negotiators at the Paris summit aim to wrap up a global agreement to curb climate change on Saturday - a day later than expected.
JAMAICA GLEANER (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
"All of the Caribbean issues are still alive, which is a good thing ... . We haven't lost anything in the text," said head of the CARICOM Task Force on Climate Change Dr James Fletcher.