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CARICOM advancing climate change goals at COP22


Posted in: Press Releases | 09 November 2016 | 1082

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    CARICOM Member States are part of the global community of nations gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for this week’s start of the Climate Conference COP22, which is seeking to accelerate implementation of the agreement reached in Paris at COP 21 last December.

    CARICOM representatives are hoping to build on the gains from the Paris campaign, where they argued that the impact of climate change was an existential issue for the Region and was already having an impact. The campaign, built around the “1.5 to Stay Alive” mantra helped to influence the language in the final agreement to take account of the Region’s preference for a long term temperature goal of  below 1.50C above pre-industrial levels, with emission reduction commitments and pathways that are consistent with that goal.  With the Paris Agreement coming into force on the eve of this week’s start of the Morocco  meeting, attention is expected to be focused on action to increase both immediate and future emission cuts.

    The Meeting is also expected to discuss  a clear and credible way forward on Loss and Damage arising from the slow onset of climate impacts.   Attention will also be focused on  the delivery of promised finance and capacity building initiatives for implementation activities in Small Island and low-lying Developing States (SID)s including those in the Caribbean Community.

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