Founder of the Caribbean Climate Justice Project, Dr. James Fletcher, will be a guest speaker at the official closing ceremony of the inaugural Virtual Caribbean Youth Parliament on Climate Justice.
A Little About James Fletcher
Former Saint Lucia Minister with responsibility for Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology and Founder of the Caribbean Climate Justice Project, Dr. James Fletcher, will be one of the guest speakers during the Closing Ceremony of the Inaugural Virtual Caribbean Youth Parliament on Climate Justice, which will take place on Thursday 23 September 2021.
James Fletcher provided the leadership, together with PANOS Caribbean, that resulted in the development of the Caribbean’s ‘1.5 to Stay Alive’ civil society campaign in 2015, which helped to create momentum in the lead up to COP 21. He also chaired the CARICOM Task Force on Sustainable Development and the Regional Coordinating Committee on Climate Change.
During the negotiations on the Paris Agreement in COP21, he was a member of a small group of ministers chosen to help achieve consensus on the Paris Agreement, co-chairing the team that worked on the ambition and long-term temperature goal elements of the Paris Agreement.
In recognition of his work, James Fletcher was highlighted in Profiles of Paris as one of the people who played an important role in creating the Paris Agreement. He is one of the authors of the soon-to-be-published Cambridge University Press book ‘Negotiating the Paris Agreement: The Insider Stories”.
In 2019, James Fletcher was selected by the United Kingdom’s Chevening Scholarship Program as one of 35 Global Changemakers.
James currently manages his own consulting company, SOLORICON. He is the author of the book Governing in a Small Caribbean Island State, and he also authored the Regional Strategic Action Plan for Governance and Building Climate Resilience in the Water Sector in the Caribbean.
In 2020, he launched The Caribbean Climate Justice Project, which is an initiative aimed at increasing civil society awareness of the impacts of climate change and ensuring that there are appropriate responses at the national, regional and international levels to issues of climate justice and just transitions.