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The Eastern Caribbean Celebrates COP21
International, 7/29/2015

Today leaders of the Caribbean through the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) launched a symposium in Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, to detail a common agenda to member countries, ahead of the negotiations of the twenty-first Conference of the Parties, also known as COP21.

A statement made by the Government of Saint Lucia stated that the theme of this one-day meeting is "Climate Change Matters for Me and for you", and intends to finalize the agenda of negotiators from member countries of the OECS to participate in COP21, to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

Apart from representatives of the governments concerned, the participation of delegates from non-governmental organizations, tourism-related associations and youth groups are expected.

COP21 will be the first symposium that the OECS prepares on climate change this year. This aims that all countries in the world commit to develop actions to fight against this atmospheric phenomenon.

The OECS is composed of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Granada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.

It was created in June 1981 by the Treaty of Basseterre, in order to promote regional economic development.


Topic(s):    Climate