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  1. Loss and Damage Fund Saves COP27 from the Abyss

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKh, Nov 20 (IPS) - They were on the brink of shipwreck and did not leave happy, but did feel satisfied that they got the best they could. The countries of the global South achieved something decisive at COP27: the creation of a special fund to address the damage and loss caused by climate change in the most vulnerable nations.

  2. COP27: Historic Loss and Damage Fund Takes COP27 to the Edge

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 20 (IPS) - After a tense impasse and many hours of negotiations, almost 200 countries struck a deal to set up a loss and damage fund to assist nations worst hit by climate change – a demand considered not-negotiable by the developing countries.

  3. COP27 closes with deal on loss and damage: ‘A step towards justice’, says UN chief

    - UN News

    After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters.

  4. COP27: The Pacific Region is Under threat: We Must Act Now to Mobilise Climate Finance

    - Inter Press Service

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Nov 18 (IPS) - The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) – 14 small island developing nations in the Pacific Ocean - comprise one of the most exposed and vulnerable regions to climate change and natural calamities. The region did not cause this climate crisis; the crisis stemmed from heavy carbon emissions by developed countries. Yet paradoxically, the countries in the region are also the least resourced to adapt to climate change.

  5. Food Systems Crucial for Pacific Islands at COP27

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 18 (IPS) - Food is everything to the culture and identity of the Pacific island countries.

  6. Rights experts decry harassment of activists attending COP27

    - UN News

    Independent human rights experts are in dialogue with Egyptian and UN authorities over the harassment of civil society representatives at the COP27 climate change conference, according to a statement issued on Friday. 

  7. As COP27 deadline slips, UN chief urges negotiators to aim for ‘maximum ambition’ on loss and damage

    - UN News

    The 27th UN Climate Change Conference will close at least one day later than expected, the Egyptian Presidency announced on Friday, calling for negotiators to “shift gears” so an agreement can be reached on the remaining sticking points.

  8. COP27: Africas Agri-food Systems Losses Ignored in Global Climate Negotiations

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 17 (IPS) - At a time when sustainable farming approaches such as agroecology have been removed from the text at ongoing global climate negotiation (COP27) taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, activists are urging African governments to explore new steps to integrate agriculture into the UN climate agreement.

  9. Don't Be Fooled: Climate Disasters Are Highly Lucrative

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 17 (IPS) - As much as wars --or even more--, climate disaster represents a great business opportunity, so don't bother those who pour their fortunes into fueling them with talks about stopping it.

  10. COP27: Climate Changes Dire Consequences in the Worlds Most Water-Scarce Region

    - Inter Press Service

    Sharm El Sheikh, Nov 17 (IPS) - The Middle East and North Africa are the world’s most water-scarce regions – with 11 of the 17 water-stressed countries on the globe.

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