VIDEO: On the way to COP24 – The Caribbean Will Not be Left Out

Residents on the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada say they have been building back better in the wake of devastating hurricanes in recent years. Local climate change experts are hoping to advance on the Paris Climate Agreement at the upcoming 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change. COP24 will be held in Katowice, Poland from December 3-14

By Desmond Brown
GRENADA, Nov 24 2018 (IPS)

As the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – is set to take place from December 3-14 in Katowice, Poland, the Caribbean insists on a seat at the table of negations.

Two of the region’s lead negotiators say the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must be present. Pointing to recent devastating hurricanes and their impact on the region, they say the Caribbean must attend the COP to work towards resilience building, to make progress on the issue of loss and damage, and to make progress on the issue of technology development, especially for as it relates to the changing energy sector.