Caricom countries set out COP26 outcomes

The executive director of the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr Colin Young, says the consequence for Caribbean countries will be “very dire” if the delegates to an international conference in Glasgow later this year fail to respond positively to the sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC’ s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) has been released ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12 this year and will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The CCCCC is tasked with coordinating the Caribbean region’s response to climate change. Young said that the Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders have set out three COP26 headline outcomes for ambition.