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Island States, sinking in debt, urge climate action

Island states issued an urgent call for economic support and climate action on 14 September, to deal with the double financial blow of both the pandemic and ongoing climate impacts.

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Renewed call by LDC Group for climate finance spending at local level

Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group on Climate Change, opened the Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA14) this week with a renewed call for donors and governments to channel climate finance to local actors. His intervention built on the LDC Compact, launched at UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid, Spain and the LDC… Read more »

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Climate Week event 2020: Charting new paths for climate and trade policy

During Climate Week NYC 2020, ODI brings together climate and trade negotiators to discuss what’s on the negotiating table at COP26, the trade related implications and how development friendly outcomes can be secured.

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What makes for effective adaptation? LDC Group review of evidence

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs), from the frontlines of climate impacts, are pioneering large-scale and innovative adaptation responses. A new issues paper draws from experiences in the international dialogues and from LDCs’ national practice. The paper, ‘What makes for effective adaptation?’ examines how the international dialogues and LDCs’ national practices are aligned, and where they… Read more »

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Countries must not forget Paris Agreement during Covid-19 recovery

COVID-19 stimulus spending must put the climate emergency at its very core – argues Rt Hon. Christopher Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This opinion piece first appeared in The Independent. Even as the world grapples with the ongoing public health emergency of Covid-19, responsible leaders are looking ahead to plans for a… Read more »

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