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The 2015 Development & Climate Days at COP21 is promising tough talk on poverty and climate
26 November 2015
Extreme poverty and climate change impacts, both already affecting millions of people worldwide, can be overcome by ambitious, climate-resilient development designed to tackle global inequality, say the organisations behind Development & Climate Days (D&C Days) – an issue at the very heart of this year’s critical UN climate change summit in Paris
18 November 2015
Researchers at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are calling on negotiators at Paris COP21 to ensure that the most vulnerable people – including mountain communities – are given special attention in a robust and binding climate treaty next month
14 November 2015
Following the recent ‘pre-COP’ (Conference of the Parties) ministerial meeting, the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group is calling on the G20 to further the discussions and push for greater ambition ahead of the COP21 climate change negotiations
13 November 2015
Following US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent comments that the Paris summit might not deliver a legally binding treaty to fight climate change (like that of the Kyoto protocol), the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) negotiating group had some strong words to share with the secretary
30 October 2015
The chair of the Least Developed Countries group, Mr Giza Gaspar-Martins of Angola, has responded to the UNFCCC's release of its synthesis of the INDCs submitted by the UNFCCC 1 October deadline
20 October 2015
Developed and wealthy nations must allow their policies to reflect the magnitude and urgency of action needed to tackle climate change, thus allowing a serious boost in ambition in this last round of climate negotiations before December's Paris UN talks, say the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group
7 October 2015
World leaders have agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but arguably Goal six – the water and sanitation goal – will have the hardest job building on the work undertaken by the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A timely special double edition of the journal Environment and Urbanization on "sanitation and drainage in cities" explores persistent gaps in urban sanitation provision and ways to address them
2 October 2015
World leaders left New York having agreed a framework for the world’s sustainable development, but for mountain communities around the world this action can’t come quickly enough. Climate change is already here, threatening their food security, nutrition and livelihoods

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