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SUNS # 9315 Monday 29 March 2021
 
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Climate : Green Fund meeting exposes folly in resolving disagreements virtually (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan and Meena Raman, Kathmandu/Penang)
The 28th meeting of the UNFCCC's Green Climate Fund (GCF)'s Board revealed the folly of trying to resolve deep disagreements among members over difficult policy matters in a virtual setting.

Trade : Japan seeks tariff elimination on green goods, espouses carbon neutrality (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Despite the rampant COVID-19 "vaccine nationalism" having almost corroded the multilateral architecture and cooperation, Japan, the fiercest opponent of the TRIPS waiver proposal at the WTO, is seeking elimination of tariffs and new regulatory rules for environmental goods at the WTO under the guise of "Global Carbon Neutrality".

UN : Humanitarian & food aid can never be enough to manage disasters (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The intersection of crisis, climate change and COVID-19 has resulted in a "rapid rise in hunger", according to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Executive Director Amir Abdullah.


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