CARICOM Leaders Urged to Seize on Global Climate Change Agenda

Dr Colin Young at CARICOM Heads of Government San Pedro Belize

On the heels of a new report released by the IPCC, Heads of Government of CARICOM converged on Ambergris Caye, Belize for the Thirty-Third Inter-sessional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). High on the meeting agenda was the issue of climate change and the recently concluded Twenty-sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP26) and the next steps for COP27.


In a presentation to Heads, Dr. Young, the Executive Director of the CCCCC, discussed the outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Pact relative to the CARICOM expectations. He indicated that while COP26 resulted in progress in a number of key areas of importance to CARICOM and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the overall Glasgow Climate Pact package for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) failed to close the ambition gap in line with the science of 1.5oC and failed to deliver the USD 100 billion annually by 2020 that was promised by developed countries to developing countries. The Glasgow Climate Pact did not result in the establishing of a loss and damage facility in line with the expectations of SIDS.


Leading up to COP27, Dr. Young encouraged CARICOM Member States to be fully engaged by having early and meaningful engagements both at the political and technical levels to ensure that the region’s priorities are reflected in the Work Programmes and processes established to bridge the ambition gaps at COP26, namely:

  • A work programme to accelerate pre-2030 emissions reductions for 1.5 C;


  • The Glasgow–Sharm el-Sheikh work programme on the global goal on adaptation;


  • Ad hoc work programme for the post-2025 collective quantified goal on climate finance; and,


  • The Glasgow Dialogue on loss and damage.


Dr. Young also updated the Heads of the Government of the damning findings of the recently released IPCC Sixth Assessment Report “Climate Change 2022: Impacts,




Adaptation and Vulnerability for SIDS and encouraged Heads to rely on the broad body of undeniable facts presented in the report to continue urgent calls for increase access, speed and scale to climate finance to fund climate adaptation initiatives in Member States.



CARICOM leaders took note of the Glasgow Climate Pact, the 2022 priorities of the UK COP26 Presidency, endorsed the COP27 Road Map and issued the Ambergris Caye Declaration on COP26 Outcomes and CARICOM expectations in the lead up to COP27: A pathway from Ambition to Action.”




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  1. More “science” again. God help us. So if they have not accomplished their 1.5 degree goal, how much did they accomplish (0.5, 0.25, 0.0025 ?), especially since the plandemic massively and artificially reduced emissions. If with all that they made zero progress, then that obviously doesn’t scale well because zero times anything is…well…zero. Can we just accept that the only one that can change the earth’s temperature is almighty God and stop signing onto these new world order schemes? By the way, isn’t it a coincidence that all the things that are now being touted as evidence of “climate change” were foretold in the bible, thousands of years ago? We would do well to read what it says is coming next

  2. Climate change [whatever ‘they’ mean by that] is a scientific hoax. It is based on fake science.
    COPS 26 – The climate change summit was attended by our Antigua leadership in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The participants pledged allegiance to the NEW WORLD ORDER – Now all of them are TRAITORS to their countries. May God help them ’cause I won’t.

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