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‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change

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Maurice Feschet, 72, a lavender farmer from Provence, says he lost 44% of his harvest in six years because of climate change. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Litigants from eight countries claim EU institutions are not protecting fundamental rights

May 24, 2018 — Lawyers acting for a group including a French lavender farmer and members of the indigenous Sami community in Sweden have launched legal action against the EU’s institutions for failing to adequately protect them against climate change. Continue reading ‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change

Climate groups lament lack of loss and damage finance pledges in COP 23

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SUMMIT. The 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) concludes on Saturday morning in Bonn, Germany. Photo courtesy of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Climate groups agree that the loss and damage finance agenda has been sidelined in the COP 23 negotiations

BONN, Germany (Nov. 21, 2017) — The 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Saturday, November 19, at Bonn, Germany. But for the climate groups, the work is far from over. Continue reading Climate groups lament lack of loss and damage finance pledges in COP 23

Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2017 UN climate conference

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Delegates from the LDCs discuss the revised APA text at the Bonn climate conference, May 2017. Photo by IISD/ENB/Kiara Worth.

Diplomats from around the world gathered in Germany over the past two weeks for the latest round of UN climate talks

May 19, 2017 — The “intersessional” talks, which take place in Bonn each year midway between the annual conference of parties (COP), aim to move negotiations forward ahead of the larger meeting which take place towards the end of the year. Continue reading Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2017 UN climate conference

Why can’t poor countries access the climate finance they were promised

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Vehicles are stranded in floodwaters at a roundabout in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images
As some of the least developed nations claim they can’t access the Green Climate Fund, NGOs help with the ‘excruciatingly painful’ accreditation process

February 16, 2016 —When the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was announced at COP16 in 2010, the intention was to give small, developing countries direct access to finance to protect themselves Continue reading Why can’t poor countries access the climate finance they were promised