The COVID-19 crisis has compounded challenges like climate change, leaving many island nations facing crippling debt, with the future of aid financing unclear – writes Ms Tina Stege, Climate Envoy for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.More details.
Despite a bumpy 2020, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is finally poised to take off in 2021. But will it actually reach its destination? Worse yet, given the impetus for a green recovery from the pandemic, is it sending the wrong signal? And what role can Small Island nations play… Read more »More details.
“We must not waste a good crisis” but take this moment of pandemic recovery to examine how environmental sustainability and urgent climate action can be merged with the global trade agenda Ambassador Chad Blackman of Barbados has urged, in an event on 22 September 2020. At the ODI-hosted event, ‘Charting new paths for climate and… Read more »More details.
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and Least Developed Country (LDC) Group have issued a joint statement at Climate Week 2020, calling for ‘committed and inspiring leadership’ of COP26 and pledging their own continued resolve to promote climate ambition the world over. 25 September, 2020 – AOSIS and the LDC Group representatives met on… Read more »More details.
23 September 2020, Thimphu, Bhutan – “As the world grapples with a pandemic and the worsening climate crisis, international cooperation has never been more important,” says the Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group ahead of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75). As the United Nations convenes Heads of State and… Read more »More details.