CARIBBEAN CLIMATE JUSTICE NEWSWIRE
MARIETTE LE ROUX AND MARLOWE HOOD, AFP/YAHOO NEWS (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
Ministers racing to forge a pact to save mankind from disastrous climate change were finalising a crucial blueprint on Wednesday, hoping to give the clearest picture yet of whether a historic week in Paris will succeed.
FRED PEARCE, YALE 360 (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
It is the big surprise of the Paris talks: the growing acceptance of a call from small nations most vulnerable to climate change for the conference to declare warming should be halted at 1.5 degrees Celsius.
CARIBBEAN CLIMATE (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
Infographic shows how even under 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, one in 20 species could go extinct, at great cost to economies, health and food.
JUSTIN WORLAND, TIME (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
The clock is ticking for negotiators to come to agreement in several key areas.
SUZANNE GOLDENBERG, THE GUARDIAN (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
From a 1.5C or 2C limit, to climate aid and the public reporting of emissions, here are the main differences in the draft text
CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Francesco La Camera, director general of Italy’s ministry of environment, on Tuesday signed a €6 million project to assist CARICOM member states to mitigate climate variability and change.
MATHIEU LACOSTE, CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT KNOWLEDGE CENTER (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries are fast-growing economies that have had, in many cases, a sustained growth above the world average GDP rates in the last decade. Despite not being amongst the highest greenhouse gas emitters, most of the countries are highly vulnerable to climate change and climate variation due to their lack of capacity to respond to the rising challenge posed by climate change in terms of subnational planning, incorporating climate change into their public expenditure and domestic budgets at the national and subnational level and within sectors.
CLIMATE HOME (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
They’re unruly, idealistic and shout loudest for justice. But are they being heard? We met five twentysomethings at COP21
CARIBBEAN 360 (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
As negotiators review a preliminary draft agreement issued yesterday at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ministers and heads of delegations are pressing for outstanding concerns to be adequately represented in the final outcome agreement due tomorrow.
DAVID BIELLO, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
Among its goals, the coalition of countries, including the U.S., wants an agreement that the world must aim as soon as possible to hold global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius and work toward a long-term low-carbon future.