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FST Forum | Caribbean must also commit to less GHGs emissions!

Dr. López López, professor and researcher at the Higher School of Engineering and Architecture at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) notes that the Caribbean along with countries like Mexico have no option but to participate in global efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) through their Nationally determined contributions (NDCs). NDCs represent a country’s ambitions with respect to emission reductions and are at the heart of the Paris Agreement. Using examples of his own research, Dr. López López notes that there are serious climate change issues facing the Caribbean and Mexico and therefore collaboration, including on mitigation and adaptation approaches, is necessary in tackling the regional challenges. He noted that there is a significant role for the Caribbean in the global strategy for climate change.


Dr. López López was delivering a Virtual Lecture entitled “Climate Change Phenomenon for Caribbean Countries” jointly hosted by the Faculty of  Science and Technology (The UWI Mona) , the Latin American Caribbean Centre of The UWI and the Embassy of Mexico (Jamaica). The Lecture was held on March 18, 2021 and was moderated by Dr. Sherene James-Williamson, Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Science and Technology. It also featured remarks by Dr. David Smith, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development (UWI), Señor Juan Jose Gonzalez Mijares, Ambassador of Mexico to Jamaica and Ambassador Gillian Bristol who is Director of the Latin America-Caribbean Centre.


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Published on 31 Mar, 2021

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