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International aviation emissions reduction plan is free falling – in response to COVID-19

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 »

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Bring trade and climate action agendas together as part of COVID-19 recovery – UNCTAD host

“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 »

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Joint statement of Small Island States and Least Developed Countries at Climate Week 2020

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 »

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Least Developed Countries call for world leaders at the UN General Assembly to boldly address the climate crisis

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 »

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The climate crisis will sweep away my country if the world doesn’t keep its promises

Now is a time for courage. It will take sacrifices from everyone for us all to survive, writes David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands.

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