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SUNS # 9685 Wednesday 9 November 2022

WTO : TRIPS extension on diagnostics & therapeutics hangs on by a thread (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The prospects for extending the World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) decision on the TRIPS Agreement to cover the production and supply of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics by the deadline of 17 December seem to hang on by a thread, said people familiar with the development.

COP 27 : Clarion calls to avoid "highway to climate hell" (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Sharm El-Sheikh)
The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, once again sounded the alarm at the opening of the world leaders' climate summit on 7 Nov. in Sharm El-Sheikh, saying that greenhouse gases keep growing, the temperature is rising and that the planet is reaching tipping points.

COP 27 : Cooperation on loss & damage is not charity but climate justice (PRIV)
(Hilary Kung, Sharm El-Sheikh)
Enhanced solidarity and cooperation on loss and damage is not charity but is climate justice, said Pakistan, on behalf of the Group of 77/China, in outlining its expectations at the annual climate conference which opened on 6 Nov. in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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