8 November, 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech, Morocco - Small, but powerful, the call by the Pacific islands with the Alliance of Small Island States to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, continues to be a priority at the UN Climate negotiations.

The chant of "1.5 to stay alive" has been given wider recognition within the Paris Agreement that aims to keep global temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and even further to 1.5. Come 2018, a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways will be released, giving further weight to the chants of "1.5 to stay alive".... More detail