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The road to COP27: an AOSIS view

We spoke with Ambassador Webson, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to get his thoughts on the new IPCC reports on adaptation and mitigation, his priorities this year, and what a good COP27 in November 2022 looks like for the Small Island Developing States. In this conversation we explored the clear need… Read more »

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With UNFCCC talks on the horizon, loss and damage initiatives gain momentum

Climate leaders from vulnerable countries this week issued a renewed plea for the international community – especially heavy polluters – to pay hard-hit communities to recover from climate-related loss and damage. The interventions came at an online event on Tuesday 3 May. Now is the moment – urged Vanessa Nakate, the Ugandan youth climate activist… Read more »

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Key milestones to COP27: the year ahead

The COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow is credited with keeping hope alive of limiting global warming to 1.5C and so avoiding the worst damage to climate-vulnerable countries and communities. However, as documented in the CASA blog, it also left significant work left over for the run-up to COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, including the expectation… Read more »

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Incoming Chair of Least Developing Country Group urges society-wide climate ambition

Madeleine Diouf Sarr, the incoming Chair of the Least Developed Country (LDC) Group of climate negotiators in the UNFCCC, has called for society-wide action to accelerate achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. Ms Sarr spoke at the IIED event “COP26 Debrief: Where do we go from here?” hosted by Andrew Norton, IIED Director, on 24… Read more »

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“Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread” – Guterres

Huge work remains, following COP26, to provide the climate finance needed for a rapid transition to a net zero emissions, climate-resilient future, including much-needed loss and damage finance; and to shift global emissions onto a pathway to a 1.5°C world.

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