Africa, Caribbean and Pacific states experts discuss hopes and expectations for a climate change agreement

Read our interview with Dr Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre  to find out what a good climate agreement should include and what the region can do to adapt to climate change.

 What is needed to achieve a good climate agreement in Paris?

We need to build trust among the Parties. Major emitters must submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on mitigation by mid-year. There must be an agreement on a process for submitting further emission reduction targets. Everyone must agree that the new agreement will include adaptation and the means of implementation.

What are you hoping to achieve in Lima?

A Decision on INDCs. A Decision on the elements of the new agreement. Decision on the composition of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage.

 What does a good deal look like for the Caribbean region?

Ambitious mitigation targets by the major emitters. The agreement should be a protocol to the Convention. Loss and damage is included in the agreement. The agreement provides for a predictable flow of finance to developing countries.

 What does Caribbean need to do to increase funding for adaptation?

Prepare good proposals for the financial mechanism.