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COP21 alert: Caribbean part of Dutch Kingdom belongs to top 5 CO2 emissions per capita

Due to the burning of fossil fuels, CO2 is released to the atmosphere. This is accompanied with ocean acidification and an increasing sea level. In the end, small island development states (SIDS) and coral reefs will pay the highest price for these developments. Indeed, small islands are unable to economically counterbalance these global trends. Since 26 January 2010, this has been formally recognized by the European Union, jointly with for instance Aruba and Curaçao (both SIDS as part of the Dutch … Lees meer