CARICOM Ministers, Negotiators Convene Ahead Of COP27

FLASHBACK| Participants at a COP27 preparatory meeting last year

(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release) The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, with funding from the Caribbean Development Bank, Climate Analytics, The Government of The United Kingdom (UK), and Climate Emergency Collaboration Group, wrapped up its second preparatory meeting for Caribbean negotiators in Miami on October 15, 2022.  T

he key objectives of the meeting were to:

  • discuss what COP27 must deliver to pivot global policy and action towards higher ambition, accelerated implementation, and urgent innovative responses at all levels in line with a pathway to 1.5°C;
  • provide context of the relevance of the 2023 Global Stocktake and the 2025 New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance to outcomes that are needed for enhancing ambition in the near term and accelerating implementation urgently in order to secure 1.5°C in line with CARICOM/SIDS Priorities;
  • identify what COP27 must deliver to ensure progress on loss and damage in line with the CARICOM/SIDS priority to be able to access climate finance for ex post loss and damage responses;
  • identify options to reflect CARICOM priorities in the work programmes and workstreams relating to finance, mitigation and adaptation;
  • outline and agree on key political issues and options for their resolution to ensure CARICOM priorities are advanced;
  • refine options or recommendations for Ministerial Consideration; and
  • agree on main COP27 Headlines and Speaking Points

The meeting, which was held using a hybrid approach with participants in-person and on-line, was well attended by representatives of CARICOM Member states. The first 2 days of the meeting were strategy sessions which saw presentations from the CCCCC, AOSIS, and the CARICOM negotiators. A Ministerial meeting was held on day 3 which entailed remarks and presentations from the CARICOM Secretariat, CCCCC, the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, AOSIS, Climate Analytics, and the CARICOM negotiators.

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