Grenada minister at COP26: We’re holding on by our fingernails
Glasglow – Simon Stiell, minister for climate resilience in Grenada, has told reporters that today’s negotiations are critical.
Grenada is particularly under threat from the effects of climate change – namely coastal storms, flooding and drought.
“We need to hold the line,” he says. “We owe our children, our grandchildren. This is critical now. The next few hours are going to determine the new dawn.
“What is on the table is the bare minimum. I believe if we leave Glasgow with the principles that are outlined, the key tenets of the text as it stands now, we can say I believe we got the most we could have out of this COP.
“If the text that’s on the table now withstands the battering that it may get, yes we are holding on by our fingernails to 1.5C.”
Stiell was speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. (BBC)