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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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Building back better: unique challenges for LDCs

In a recent webinar hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), IIED researchers and LDC representatives examined the range of issues LDCs have to deal with in their efforts to build back better.

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Small island states comment on G20 climate change commitments

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) has released a statement in response to the G20’s dissent on climate change commitments. The statement reads: As the G20 energy and environment ministers meeting closed today without agreement on climate, the Alliance of Small Island States is heartened by the stance of countries which have stood up… Read more »

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Building resilience and greening the Covid-19 recovery in LDCs: webinar

Join IIED and the LDC Group Chair next week for a webinar exploring a breadth of issues LDCs have to deal with in their efforts to build back better.

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