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COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action Assembly at Africa Climate Week

m 26-29 September 2021, the COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action Assembly will take place – register online today.

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New report calls for urgent action on climate and development agenda ahead of COP26

A new stocktake report from independent climate change think tank E3G assesses the progress and next steps on the climate and development agenda discussed at the 31 March Climate and Development Ministerial, convened by the UK COP26 Presidency.

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Champions Group on Adaptation Finance launched

22 September 2021 — Today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a group of donor nations launched an Adaptation Finance Champions Group. The Group pledged to improve the quantity and quality of adaptation finance flowing to developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Announced by Colm… Read more »

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What is a multidimensional vulnerability index and how could it help SIDS?

A multidimensional vulnerability index (MVI) could demonstrate the fragility of SIDS’ economies and environments and highlight their needs for concessional financing. Cristina Argudin Violante and Mairi Dupar report.

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Small island nations call for deep reform of climate finance

The Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have been disastrous for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which were already highly vulnerable to climate change and other shocks and stresses. A policy roundtable at ODI examined SIDS’ special case for finance and debt relief.

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