Dr. James Fletcher

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Minister, Government of Saint Lucia

Dr. James Fletcher is a former Minister for Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology in Saint Lucia. He served in that position from December 2011 to June 2016.

Legislative Reform & Modernization

During his tenure, he led Saint Lucia on an aggressive path toward the modernization of the energy sector, with an emphasis on legislative reform and the use of renewable sources of energy. He oversaw efforts to improve the water sector, and played a pivotal role in the thrust toward making information technology widely available across the island. 

Negotiator, UN Climate Agreement

Dr. James Fletcher is best known for his work in international climate change negotiations. He led the Caribbean’s delegation to the negotiations on the Paris Agreement in 2015 and was an integral part of the region’s ‘1.5 to stay alive’ climate change civil society advocacy campaign. He was chosen by the French President to join a select group of ministers with responsibility for achieving consensus on the more contentious elements of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on the elements of the Paris Agreement.

 

James Fletcher served as the Director of Social and Sustainable Development at the Secretariat of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Cabinet Secretary in the Government of Saint Lucia, and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Fletcher holds a PhD from Cambridge University, he is featured as the Keynote Speaker at several international conferences, and is considered an expert in the Climate Crisis and the impacts to Small Island Developing States and developing countries. 

 

 Dr. Fletcher is available for speaking engagements. 

Author

The book is reflection of Dr. Fletcher's experience as a former senator, minister of government and cabinet secretary on the challenges of governing in a Caribbean island. It covers a wide range of issues, such as setting and implementing a development agenda, tackling economic, social and environmental challenges, and cultivating productive relationships with social partners.

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Speaking Engagements

Contact Dr. Fletcher directly to arrange for a speaking opportunity at your conference

The Climate Crisis and the Case for Climate Justice in the Caribbean

Feature Address at Opening Ceremony of Media Institute of the Caribbean Training Workshop

Climate Justice in the Caribbean

Feature Address at Opening Ceremony of Media Institute of the Caribbean Training Workshop

Climate Reparations: Opportunities and Obstacles for the Commonwealth’s Small Island States

The Commonwealth Foundation

Energy Resilience in the Caribbean

Guest Lecture, Georgetown University, USA

Climate Justice and Leadership for Change in the Commonwealth

Commonwealth People’s Forum, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022, Kigali, Rwanda

Health and Climate: Meeting the Immediate Challenge of Financing

Commonwealth People’s Forum, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022, Kigali, Rwanda

The Importance of ESG for the Caribbean Banking Sector

Caribbean Association of Banks CEO and Directors’ Forum, Miami, Florida

Climate Change and the Caribbean Insurance Sector

Caribbean Insurance Conference, Insurance Association of the Caribbean, Nassau, Bahamas

The Electronic Communications Bill: From Liberalisation to Digital Transformation

Inaugural Anniversary Lecture, Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), Castries, Saint Lucia

Trade Union Resilience and Renewal Within a Changing Environment

Labour Day Rally 2022, Trade Union Federation, Castries, Saint Lucia

The Climate Crisis, COP26 and the Caribbean

Labour Day Rally 2022, Trade Union Federation, Castries, Saint Lucia

 
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Canadian Prime Minster

Justin Trudeau

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Former UN Secretary General 

Ban Ki Moon

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Former US President

Barack Obama

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Former US President

Bill Clinton