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Climate change

Increased levels of carbon dioxide and other human-caused emissions being released into the atmosphere have caused global surface and ocean temperatures to rise at unprecedented speed.

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Loss and damage through climate change

Rising temperatures are leading to increasingly extreme weather events, most impacting countries that have contributed least to warming. They have long called for a designated fund to compensate for loss and damage.