Marching into the climate negotiations

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Dizzanne Billy is President of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) in Trinidad and Tobago, where she works in the areas of education and public awareness with regard to environment and development issues. She is a climate tracker with Adopt-A-Negotiator and an advocate for climate change action.

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The climate change movement broke records in more than ten countries around the world.12316641_981797305218699_4017826271841672710_n

The largest climate marches in history were held in Australia and the UK, with 60,000 and 50,000 people traipsing the streets of Melbourne and London. This  movement is representative of humanity; from Mongolia to Saudi Arabia and Samoa to Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), over 570, 000 people in 175 countries came together to support climate action.

In Port-of-Spain (POS), placards displayed messages such as “Global warming is not cool,” “Less talk, more action,” and “1.5 to stay alive,” representing  a foundation for the implementation of  policies.   At the…

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