AOSIS: 1.5 to Stay Alive

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Speaking at a seminar in New York to prepare vulnerable country negotiators for upcoming talks in the lead-up to the crucial UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December, Ambassador Dessima Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada and Chair of AOSIS, touted “1.5 The 42-member Alliance of Small Island States ( AOSIS ) is calling for a 1.5°C C limit to temperature increases.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Island states like the Maldives and Grenada argue that a 2 °C target, which is considered by many scientists to be the safe upper limit for warming, will still result in a high enough sea-level rise to wipe them from existence. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc.

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