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Innovative models to finance adaptation in developing countries
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Innovative models to finance adaptation in developing countries

More attention has to be given to the needs of developing countries when it comes to climate finance, climate adaptation and loss and damage. To date, the focus has been largely on avoiding climate change by cutting emissions but we must acknowledge that climate change is here to stay.

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Source: World Economic Forum
5 key areas for action during the COP27
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5 key areas for action during the COP27

A third of Pakistan flooded. Europe’s hottest summer in 500 years. The whole of Cuba in a blackout. COP 27 will be a key milestone for multi-stakeholder actions and partnerships across the key five issues of nature, food, water, industrial decarbonization, and climate adaptation.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Accelerating the use of decarbonization technologies
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Accelerating the use of decarbonization technologies

There are many existing technologies aimed at the transition to net-zero carbon energy. Unfortunately, the pace of the clean energy transition has been too slow to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. What are the main clean energy technological gaps that are slowing down the decarbonization efforts?

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Source: SDG Action
Nine developing countries presented their climate change plans
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Nine developing countries presented their climate change plans

Most of the emission reduction actions focus on the energy, transport and forest sectors, which are the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The initiatives presented included the development of renewable power, the promotion of electric vehicles and the restoration of forests.

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Source: UN Climate Change
Global warming linked to climate disasters in 2022
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Global warming linked to climate disasters in 2022

Climate change does not directly cause heavy rainfall or drought, but it makes these naturally-occurring events more extreme and can lead to weather-related disasters such as the widespread flooding in Pakistan. As global temperatures rise more extreme weather events will occur in new locations.

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Source: World Economic Forum
The potential of capture and utilization CO2 reduction strategies
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The potential of capture and utilization CO2 reduction strategies

CO2 emissions originate from burning fossil fuel, industry and land-use and should be rapidly reduced (>350 Mton CO2/year). Which CO2 reduction strategies already exist? Which CO2 reduction strategy should we focus on? How can CCU-based value chains contribute in the fight against climate change?

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Source: VITO