The 1.5°C Reader
14 NOVEMBER 2022
St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is lending support to a suggestion by his Antigua and Barbuda counterpart, Gaston Browne, that countries most affected by climate change, such as those in the Caribbean, should seek redress before international courts.
12 NOVEMBER 2022
Greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise this year, research published this week has shown, despite stark warnings from climate scientists in the past year. The prospects of sticking to the 1.5C limit above pre-industrial levels that scientists tell us is necessary have receded to a “narrow window”.
12 NOVEMBER 2022
For years, countries of the Global North (those rich countries which have benefited from industrial development and are some of the largest emitters of the greenhouse gases contributing to climate change) have been putting up barricades, preventing any discussion of Loss & Damage, much to the chagrin of the Global South (those countries already facing the brunt of the climate crisis).
11 NOVEMBER 2022
With hundreds of fields of fresh produce destroyed by flooding since the start of the rainy season, farmers are sounding the alarm that food prices will continue to rise. However, they are also threatening to down their tool until the dry season is approaching, saying it makes no sense to continue to suffer losses due to the losses being brought about by flood damage.
10 NOVEMBER 2022
Daily round-up of acyvities at COP27 by The Guardian/Environment
"More than 50 of the poorest developing countries are in danger of defaulting on their debt and becoming effectively bankrupt unless the rich world offers urgent assistance, the head of the UN development programme has said.
There are a record number of fossil fuel lobbyists at Cop this year. There are 600 of them, an increase of more than 25% on last year, and they outnumber any one frontline community affected by the climate crisis.
Protesters are not happy about this and have called for the “criminal” fossil fuel representatives to be booted out of Cop."
- And more
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6 NOVEMBER 2022
Historically, human rights campaigns like the US civil rights movement and the black power movement have been viewed by some as “radical” movements.
But given their effectiveness in reducing socioeconomic inequalities and barriers to upward social mobility for marganalised groups, social development specialist Amílcar Sanatan wants people to consider radical politics as a transformational tool to reducing social inequalities.
With alleviating climate loss and damage at the forefront of most discussions at the upcoming 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, Sanatan is calling on decision makers to consider radical politics to deliver justice to marginalised communities which are on the frontlines of the climate crisis.
08 NOVEMBER 2022
- Civil society climate experts called out “America’s decades-long game plan of denial, delay & deception” on loss and damage funds;
- Barbados PM Mottley, celebrates # added to the agenda;
- & more...
8 November 2022
"Major movement from Caribbean Leaders in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt where the COP27 Conference is being held. Ryan Bachoo is on the ground and delivers this report."
7 november 2022
Wealthier, long-polluting countries globally are failing to meet their commitments to fight climate change and, specifically, falling short of arming developing nations to recover from the fallout of unfolding climate disasters. Climate reparations, or "Loss and Damage" payments, are set to dominate the conversation at COP27.
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