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Mereani and her children sitting on brick wall of what used to be their home in Fiji. Their house was just a few metres from the shoreline and suffered extensive damage during strong storm surges at the height of Cyclone Winston.
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A matter of life or death: At COP26, vulnerable countries tell developed nations it’s time to keep their promise on climate finance

Massive floods, devastating wildfires, and rising seas – along with the countless lives they take and livelihoods they upend – are realities many nations are already facing. Voices from the front lines of climate change and its impacts were centre stage to start week two of COP26, which kicked off Monday in Glasgow with a focus on ‘adaptation, loss and damage’.

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