Against the odds, Caribbean doubles down for 1.5-degree deal in Paris

In the lead-up to COP21, negotiators from 15 Caribbean nations are working to strike a deal to keep the global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees. Across the Caribbean, the “1.5 to Stay Alive” campaign has spread in response to the fear that the PetroCaribe agreement will put the discussions at risk.

Though PetroCaribe could prevent Caribbean governments from investing in renewable energy, Alexander Ochs, Director of Climate and Energy at WorldWatch Institute noted, “Caribbean governments are increasingly aware of the enormous financial, environmental and social costs associated with continued dependence on fossil fuels.”

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