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COP26: Adaptation, Loss and Damage Day - experts comment

Discussion at COP26 today focuses on Adaptation, Loss and Damage. Dr Celine Tan of Warwick Law, and Professor Keith Hyams and Dr Morten Fibieger Byskov of PAIS comment on how adaptation cannot be separated from larger development goals, and also comment on the announcement of a £300m adaptation fund.

Oceans in focus at COP26 - Expert Comment

"We often hear the discourse that ‘we need to save the planet’ whereas the reality is that the planet will be just fine, it’s us that won’t be." Dr Jess Savage from Global Sustainable Development, comments on the need to change humanity's relationship with the natural environment.

Expert comment - International Development Committee and climate adaptation

Dr Morten Byskov and Professor Keith Hyams of PAIS welcome the International Development Committee report's recognition of the importance of promoting fair and equitable access to climate adaptation and the need to integrate the knowledge of vulnerable communities, and highlight areas where stronger recommendations would be useful.

International Development Committee calls for easier access to ‘climate finance’ funds - expert comment

Dr Celine Tan, Warwick Law School and Director, GLOBE, comments on the Climate Finance aspects of the International Development Committee report - Global Britain in demand: UK climate action and international development around COP26, published today, and the UK COP26 Presidency's Climate Finance Delivery Plan, published yesterday.

Countries lobbying to weaken UN climate recommendations - expert comment

Dr Tom Pettinger comments on reports that a number of countries are pushing the UN to water down a forthcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) into how best to limit global warming.

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