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Rich Countries’ ‘Hypocrisy’ Blocks Progress on Climate Disaster Funding, Negotiators Say
June 17, 2022

“The Glasgow Dialogue appears to be a stand-alone dialogue with no clear destination,” said Antigua and Barbuda climate negotiator Michai Robertson, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

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Climate compensation fight looms over Egypt summit
June 17, 2022

“The climate emergency is fast becoming a catastrophe. Yet within these walls, the process feels out of step with reality and the pace is definitely too slow,” Conrod Hunte, the lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, told the Bonn closing plenary on Thursday.

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Developing countries left ‘disappointed’ at climate talks
June 17, 2022

“We are disappointed by the lack of substantive progress,” said the representative of Antigua and Barbados speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
He said countries were still waiting for assurances that “the finance we need now will be delivered at speed, or any time by 2025”.

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Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation
June 17, 2022

“The climate emergency is fast becoming a catastrophe,” said Conrod Hunte, lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
“Yet within these walls the process feels out of step with reality, the pace feels too slow,” he told delegates at the end of the meeting.

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Rich countries are called to help the poorest face climate change
June 17, 2022

“We were offered a process that does not offer a clear objective or vision,” lamented Michai Robertson, representative of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
Currently, the aid is “a drop in the bucket” compared to the cost of damage, he added.

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Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation
June 17, 2022

“The climate emergency is fast becoming a catastrophe,” said Conrod Hunte, lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
“Yet within these walls the process feels out of step with reality, the pace feels too slow,” he told delegates at the end of the meeting.

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Bonn climate conference: World is “cooked” if we carry on with coal
June 17, 2022

“Fundamentally, the war and cost of living must not be used as an excuse to let the 1.5C goal slip out of reach,” said Ambassador Conrod Hunte, from Antigua and Barbuda, who’s the lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States in the Bonn talks.

“And adequate, fair climate finance is intrinsic to keeping us on this pathway.”

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Island states say fund for climate disaster victims must be created by Cop27
June 17, 2022

“The Glasgow Dialogue appears to be a one standalone dialogue with no clear destination,” Michai Robertson, climate negotiator of Antigua and Barbuda said on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

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Small island states bat for dedicated climate money from developed countries
June 17, 2022

THE ALLIANCE of Small Island States (AOSIS) is insistent that developed countries should respond positively to the call for dedicated financing facility for victims of climate change impacts.

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As The COP26 Smoke Clears, Rhetoric Must Become Real Action
December 28, 2021

At COP26, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), fought for the interests of small islands and climate vulnerable states. As Chair, I can say that our membership was forced to make compromises to ensure that the world received a climate pact that keeps us on the essential pathway of 1.5°C. It seems we small islands are always called on to compromise, to pay a high price for a crisis not of our making.

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