Why is COP 21 Important for the Caribbean? 11 points our negotiators are championing


The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol are underway in Paris. COP 21 is expected to result in a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

The future of the Caribbean depends on a binding and ambitious global agreement at COP 21. A bold agreement that curbs greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global rise in temperature to below two Degrees Celsius  is needed to safeguard our food, critical industries such as tourism, infrastructure and promote renewable energy. Perused our informational card “Why is COP 21 Important?” for more context and the region’s 11 point negotiating position leading up to COP 21.

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