CARIBBEAN CLIMATE JUSTICE NEWSWIRE
LOU DE BELLO, SCIDEV NET (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
In this interview, Heather McGray, an adaptation researcher at the World Resources Institute, argues that big changes must happen from the ground up. She says that untapped resources such as small businesses could play a crucial role by investing in adaptation efforts and adopting practices to cope with changing climate.
A PUBLIC ART PROJECTION TO LIGHT ST. PETER'S BASILICA AND INSPIRE CHANGE AROUND THE CLIMATE CRISIS
CARICOM TODAY (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
As negotiators review a preliminary draft agreement issued Wednesday at the UN Climate Change conference, COP 21, in Paris, CARICOM Ministers and Heads of delegations are pressing for outstanding concerns to be adequately represented in the final outcome agreement, due on Friday.
MEGAN ROWLING, ANTILLEAN/REUTERS (10 DECEMBER, 2015)
Having a mechanism to address the losses and damage caused by climate change included in the draft of a U.N. deal to tackle global warming is a victory for vulnerable island states, and they will fight to keep it in, said Tuvalu’s prime minister.
PRESS RELEASE, GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA (10 DEECEMBER, 2015)
Minister Fletcher told the New Zealand Herald that he expects resistance from some countries to the 1.5 goal. "It's a fight that really should not be focused on numbers - 1.5, 2, 2.5. It should be focused on lives. We're not fighting for numbers, we're fighting for lives," he said.
GAY NAGLE MYERS,TRAVEL WEEKLY (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Backing up Caricom’s position is the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which has called on the global community to support the call for a binding agreement on climate change by the world’s nations.
SEWELL CHAN, NEW YORK TIMES (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
It all comes down to the nitty-gritty. The latest draft of the international climate agreement that 195 nations have been haggling over was released midafternoon Wednesday, just after Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned speech urging consensus.
JOHN H. CUSHMAN JR., INSIDECLIMATE NEWS (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
The striking shift to 1.5 degrees is an acknowledgment that a mere half degree of extra warming could mean profound changes for the planet.
TELESUR ENGLISH (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Didacus Jules told the conference’s plenary session that the bloc’s small states were in Paris appealing for a temperature cap that is needed for their survival.
SUZANNE GOLDENBERG, JOHN VIDAL AND LENORE TAYLOR, THE GUARDIAN (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
Despite agreeing on need for bold plans to protect vulnerable countries from rising seas, gaps remain in latest draft text, with next 48 hours crucial