CARIBBEAN CLIMATE JUSTICE NEWSWIRE
KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Most scientists have been trying to convince people with actual science. But Stoknes says evidence of melting glaciers, rising sea levels and endangered wildlife evoke doomsday scenarios that are just too big for people to handle.
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA / CNS (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
Minister Fletcher is very pleased that the region has done “a very good job” in preparing for the climate change talks. He pointed to several preparatory meetings and the circulation of position with the help of the CARICOM Secretariat and the assistance of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) adding that: “Everybody should know very clearly now where our positions and where our redline lie.”
SNALIAH MAHAL, OWN BLOG (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
"After COP we have to put pressure on the climate finance institutions: the Adaptation Fund, the Green Climate Fund and all the other funds, including existing ones like the GEF, that they can start providing the sort of funding that we need for climate change adaptation."
MATH MCGRATH, BBC (9 DECEMBER, 2015)
One observer warned that there could be "fireworks" if countries are unhappy with the compromises proposed.
CLAUDIA DELPERO, ROAD TO PARIS
The Dominican Republic has become a champion of climate education. Some 3,000 teachers have been trained in the country and the causes and effects of global warming are now taught in schools of all levels. Other countries with strong climate education programmes are Costa Rica, Mauritius, the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, the Philippines and Vietnam.
TELESUR (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Latin American countries called for a legally binding agreement at COP21 in Paris on Tuesday that would see rich, northern nations lead a global transition to clean energy by transferring technology and financing to poorer countries in the global south.
CHRIS MOONEY, WASHINGTON POST (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Even as some experts are questioning the extent to which it’s even possible, more and more voices at the U.N. climate change conference here are standing up for at least aspiring to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, rather than the more commonly cited 2 degrees C.
JOHN D. SUTTER, CNN (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
A growing coalition of activists and government officials now are calling for an even lower temperature ceiling: 1.5 degrees Celsius since the industrial revolution.
KARL MATHIESEN AND FIONA HARVEY, THE GUARDIAN (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Alliance representing more than 100 countries, including US, shows developed and developing world can work together, says EU climate chief.
PRESS RELEASE, SAINT LUCIA NEWS ONLINE (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Today, in keeping with its promise to transition to 35% renewable energy for electricity generation by 2020 and reduce electricity consumption in the Public Sector by 20% by 2020, the Government of Saint Lucia announced a new partnership in solar energy generation that will benefit one of its most iconic institutions.