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  1. UN Assessed Contributions Needed to Generate Core Funding for Climate Loss & Damage

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, Nov 29 (IPS) - For decades, there have been non-conclusive deliberations regarding how the international community could support poor and vulnerable countries in their efforts to cope with and recover from the havoc wreaked on their territory by the ill-effects of global warming such as severe droughts, floods, storms, or rising sea levels.

  2. UN Deploys Unarmed Weapon in Humanitarian & Peacekeeping Operations

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - A sign outside the United Nations reads, perhaps half-seriously, that it is a “No Drone Zone”—and “launching, landing or operating Unmanned or Remote-Controlled aircraft in this area is prohibited”.

  3. Pan-African Approach to Tackle Food Insecurity Arising from Conflict and Climate Shocks

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Nov 22 (IPS) - Upheaval on the global stage, the war in Ukraine, conflict in the Horn of Africa, severe climatic shocks, high international inflation, increasing global commodity prices, high prices of agricultural inputs and low intra-continental trade are fuelling food insecurity across Africa.

  4. COP27: Landmark Win on Loss and Damage Fund

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 22 (IPS) - COP 27 delivered on what was the ‘litmus test’ for its success – consensus on the establishment of a fund on loss and damage. What seemed impossible was made possible, largely due to the unity of the G77 and China and the role of the Egyptian Presidency. Also important were efforts by civil society groups who put pressure on the United States, the main blocker to having the fund.

  5. 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.

  6. COP27: Climate Change Exacerbates Vicious Loop of Human Rights Inequity

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 16 (IPS) - Climate change is worsening injustice globally, and the poor and vulnerable communities are the most affected. It is time the world acted on fulfilling human rights and building a liveable planet, says Yamide Dagnet, director for Climate Justice at Open Society Foundations.

  7. Launch of EBRD Climate Adaptation Action Plan at COP27

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Nov 16 (IPS) - As it moves to increase its climate adaptation financethe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched the EBRD Climate Adaptation Action Plan (CAAP) at COP27, the global climate summit taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

  8. Climate Change is No 'Future Scenario' for Pacific Island Nations; Climate Change is 'Real'

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIK, Nov 15 (IPS) - Pacific island countries are highly vulnerable to climate change, and several have disappeared – and more could sink under the sea owing to a rise in water levels.

  9. COP27 Fiddling as World Warms

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 15 (IPS) - The latest annual climate conference has begun in the face of a worsening climate crisis and further retreats by rich nations following the energy crisis induced by NATO sanctions after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Copping out again The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is now meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022.

  10. COP27: Cyclone Nearly Washed Away All My Dreams, says Vanuatu Youth Activist

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIK, Nov 14 (IPS) - The only thing Taren Chilia remembers about Cyclone Pam was that it flattened his school in Vanuatu, washing away books, equipment, and – well, almost his dreams too.

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