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November 25, 2021

IRENA, Small Island States Align to Accelerate Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) have signed an agreement that will see the two organizations work closely to mobilize climate finance and to advance the deployment of renewable energy across Small Island Developing States (SIDS). According to an IRENA analysis on the first round of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) conducted …

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The Resilience Scorecard is transforming how Caribbean nations are responding to the climate crisis

The impacts of climate change are different around the world – the same solution for Germany or the United States cannot be implemented in Dominica or Grenada. As climate solutions vary from region to region, country to country, decision-makers must find the right mix of solutions to protect their communities. So how does one decide …

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Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley\’s defence of Small Island Developing States at COP26 makes her a regional rock star

\’Caribbean people have NEVER been more proud\’ Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley\’s representation of and advocacy for the Caribbean region at the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, has captured the attention of world leaders and regional netizens alike. Mottley\’s environmental star has been on the rise ever since her address at …

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Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril

Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages Pacific representatives and negotiators have condemned the outcome of the Cop26 meeting as “watered down” and a “monumental failure” that puts Pacific nations in severe existential danger, with one saying that Australia’s refusal to support funding for loss …

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Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns

Large parts of Pacific country’s capital would be permanently flooded and islands would disappear, according to new projections Projected sea level rise would mean 40% of the buildings in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro would be permanently flooded and entire islands would disappear, potentially costing the Pacific country its status as a nation, according …

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Greece’s Popular Islands Are Crowded — With Plastic

The Aegean islands are parched. Breaking the dependency on imported water will take more than the will of eco-conscious residents. Alexandros Petropoulos pauses as he surveys the miles of pipeline arrayed in front of him, reflecting on what it took to get here. It\’s late 2020, and the Greek island of Aegina has exhausted its once-bountiful water. …

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How Greenland’s melting glaciers could boost climate-friendly farming

The glacial rock flour left behind by a retreating ice sheet is \”kind of wonder material,\” says a Greenlandic geologist. NUUK FJORD, Greenland — On a shore near Greenland’s capital Nuuk, a local scientist points to a paradox emerging as the island’s glaciers retreat: one of the most alarming consequences of global warming could deliver …

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