TeleSur reports that the French President visited the beautiful island of Martinique on Saturday, to chair the Caribbean climate summit.
According to TeleSur;
The Caribbean Climate 2015 summit will be held on the French Overseas Territory of Martinique.
The Summit will deal with preparations and mobilization for UN Climate Change talks, to be held in Paris, France, in December 2015.
Saturday’s event will highlight the unique challenges faced by small island states in the Caribbean, as they seek to address issues of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Of course, if you missed Saturday’s Caribbean summit, there are plenty of other opportunities to contribute to taxpayer funded efforts to combat climate change.
There might still be time to book a place at the 84th meeting of the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) board in Bonn, Germany, 25 – 28th May. The CDM supervises the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism. The Kyoto treaty is now defunct, sort of, but that doesn’t seemed to have stopped the board from scheduling regular meetings.
The 2nd – 4th of June sees the meeting of the CDM accreditation panel. Even though the Kyoto CDM is kindof defunct, they still have funding to promote and accredit schemes which comply with the CDM.
Can’t make it to the CDM events? Don’t worry, there is always the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June (1st – 11th). Since the Bonn conference is in the same city, I guess you can probably commute between the CDM accreditation panel and the climate conference, if you are so minded.
And there are plenty of more events in the CDM schedule – for example, the 67th meeting of the CDM Meth panel on 15 – 19th June, the 48th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group 22nd to 25th June, the 85th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Meeting in July, etc, etc. Not bad for an organisation whose fiscal authority kindof expired a few years ago.
If you are quick, you might also make it to the 29th June event in New York.
Then there is the Common Future summit in Paris in July 7th – 10th, though you need to be quick, early bird registration closes in a few weeks.
This is followed by the World Engineers Summit on Climate Change in Singapore, 21st – 24th July.
July sees another opportunity to visit South America – Hands-on training workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean region on vulnerability and adaptation assessment, from 27th July to 31st July.
Naturally the events I have listed are just a few of the highlights in the couple of months. For a more comprehensive list of the events and conferences our climate heroes will attend, in the lead up to the Paris COP21 event, check out the UNFCC calendar. The calendar only lists the major events – there are undoubtably hundreds, perhaps thousands of smaller events and green travel opportunities, for climate functionaries who haven’t quite made it to the big league.