MENU

Social Channels

SEARCH ARCHIVE


Additional Options
Topic

Date Range

Receive our Daily Briefing for a digest of the past 24 hours of climate and energy media coverage, or our Weekly Briefing for a round-up of our content from the past seven days. Just enter your email below:

View of the famous Piton mountains in St Lucia
PARIS SUMMIT 2015
8 December 2015 12:35

COP21 video: St Lucia’s James Fletcher on loss and damage

Leo Hickman

Leo Hickman

12.08.15
Leo Hickman

Leo Hickman

08.12.2015 | 12:35pm
Paris Summit 2015COP21 video: St Lucia’s James Fletcher on loss and damage

Dr James Fletcher is St Lucia’s minister of public service, sustainable development, energy, science and technology.

Carbon Brief asked him at COP21 in Paris to introduce the hot topic of “loss and damage” and explain why his nation is unified with other vulnerable island nations in arguing that it should be recognised in the Paris climate deal. They argue that, for them, climate change is a matter of survival and that its impacts are “beyond adaptation“.

Countries such as the US and UK have traditionally resisted any wording in the deal that speaks of “compensation” for vulnerable nations, but there have been signals at the talks that some of the richer countries might be prepared to compromise about the inclusion of loss and damage in the final text.

Main image: View of the famous Piton mountains in St Lucia. Credit: Lucia Pitter/Shutterstock.com.
Sharelines from this story
  • #COP21 video: St Lucia's James Fletcher on loss and damage

Related Articles

THE BRIEF

Expert analysis directly to your inbox.

Get a Daily or Weekly round-up of all the important articles and papers selected by Carbon Brief by email.

THE BRIEF

Expert analysis directly to your inbox.

Get a Daily or Weekly round-up of all the important articles and papers selected by Carbon Brief by email.