Climate funding

Trust breaks down at Cop27 as UN chief urges countries to reach agreement in final 24 hours

‘This is no time for finger-pointing. The blame game is a recipe for mutually assured destruction,’ UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warns In the final 24-hour stretch of Cop27, countries remain bitterly divided over the path forward on the global climate crisis. United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres arrived back in Sharm el-Sheikh on Thursday to push […]

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UAE using role as Cop28 host to lobby on its climate reputation

Gulf petrostate hired PR firms to stress its part in next year’s climate summit before this year’s had begun. The United Arab Emirates has been using its role as the host of next year’s UN climate conference to launder its international reputation, long before this year’s event – Cop27 in Sharm el-Sheikh – began. The

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COP27 will be ‘failure’ without new climate fund, says Vanuatu

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – The Pacific island state of Vanuatu will consider the COP27 climate talks “a failure” if they conclude without a new fund for vulnerable countries to tackle “loss and damage” fuelled by global warming, its climate change minister said. Ralph Regenvanu said Vanuatu was the first nation to introduce the term “loss

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