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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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SIDS and LDCs: Further capacity-building will be vital to level the playing field for climate diplomacy

Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries still face significant inequalities when it comes to representing their interests in the UNFCCC negotiations – compared to bigger, better resourced countries. It is likely they will benefit from logistical, technical and legal support to for some time to come. That’s according to leading spokespeople from the… Read more »

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CASA side event at COP26, Monday 1 November: Strengthening capacity for negotiations

Strengthening capacity for negotiations and putting the most climate-vulnerable at the heart of the UNFCCC Location: UK Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP26, Glasgow, UK and via livestream link below Date and time: 1 November 2021, 20:00 – 21:00 (UTC) Leaders from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will share their priorities for capacity-building… Read more »

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UK lawyers to deliver climate law training ahead of COP26

Ahead of the UN climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow, UK, next month, the Legal Response International (LRI) is delivering a training course for lawyers from small developing country delegations in London next week.

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