CARIBBEAN CLIMATE JUSTICE NEWSWIRE
DIZZANNE BILLY, CNS (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
T&T is losing its green.
DIZZANNE BILLY, CLIMATE TRACKER (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Hustling through the halls and sitting at the cafés of Le Bourget during the first week of COP21, one number was on everyone’s lips – 1.5°C.
PRESS RELEASE, PANOS CARIBBEAN (7 DECEMBER, 2015)
Adrian Martinez of Belize and Jamaica’s Aaron Silk — both of them singers/songwriters — delivered on a riveting performance on Monday, as week two of the global climate talks got going.
PRESS RELEASE, SAINT LUCIA NEWS ONLINE (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
The possibilities for integrating the twin imperatives of pursuing climate resilience and debt reduction with a proposal for debt for climate adaptation swaps, will be considered at a side event to be held during the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21).
FIONA HARVEY, THE GUARDIAN (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
The climate change talks going on in Paris are too dominated by men, to the detriment of effective action on saving people from the ravages of global warming, the UN’s special envoy on climate change has said.
SUZANNE GOLDENBER, GRIST (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
“We feel Saudi Arabia is playing a bully role in undermining the position of other Arab countries,” Hmaidan said. “It is unfortunate that the Arab group is the only group opposing 1.5 degrees C.”
SNALIAH MAHAL, OWN BLOG (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Snaliah Mahal: How are the negotiations going?
Dr. James Fletcher: The negotiations are not going as well as I am. They are going slowly. We have a draft text in front of us which seems to have very many brackets and options still in it. So it means there will be quite a bit of work for Ministers to do over the next few days.
PODCAST: HOW CLIMATE VULNERABLE COUNTRIES ARE SETTING THE AGENDA IN PARIS
MEGAN DARBY, CLIMATE HOME (8 DECEMBER, 2015)
Megan Darby talks to Monica Araya, former Costa Rica negotiator and founder of think tank Nivela, about an extraordinary push for a 1.5C global warming limit at COP21
DESMOND BROWN, CNS (8 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”.
PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR, JAMAICA GLEANER (7 DECEMBER, 2015)
After a week of deliberations at the United Nations climate talks in Paris, 1.5 degrees Celsius as a possible target for holding the increase in global temperatures - crucial for islands like Jamaica and others of the Caribbean - remains in play.