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SUNS # 9361 Tuesday 8 June 2021

Trade : EU proposal seeks to derail TRIPS waiver discussions at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union on 4 June tabled a proposal at the WTO on a "global trade initiative for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics", in what appears to be a calculated attempt to undermine the ongoing discussions on a proposed TRIPS waiver that have become the global focus for combating the COVID-19 pandemic, said people familiar with the development.

Climate : Developing countries convey difficulties faced in virtual meetings (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Penang)
Developing countries at the climate talks held under the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) to take stock of the first week's meetings, conveyed the challenges they faced with the virtual format.

UN : Battle against climate hazards undermined by a devastating pandemic (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations has been in the forefront of an ongoing battle against the growing hazards of climate change, including the destruction of different species of plants and animals, the danger of rising sea-levels threatening the very existence of small island developing states (SIDS), and the risks of oceans reaching record temperatures endangering aquatic resources.

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