COP27: Time for high-income countries to take responsibility

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The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should be used by high-income countries to increase finance for adaptation, loss and damages, as demanded by vulnerable countries. This must complement greater efforts to reduce emissions and move away from the use of fossil fuels in line with the 1.5 C limit, particularly by the Group of Twenty (G20) countries.

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Statement: monitoring hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian is expected to intensify in the next hours to a category 3 Hurricane (178-208 km per hour) and make landfall in Cuba this evening. The most intense effects from winds are expected in and around the eye of Ian which is forecast to make landfall in the region of Pinar del Rio, on the Western tip of Cuba, where CARE, the Provincial Government, and Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is implementing a project to reduce disaster risk. Although several international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) operate in Cuba, CARE and HI are the only INGOs working directly in the region. CARE is currently monitoring the situation and is ready to respond by providing non-food items, hygiene kits, and shelter kits.

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