What started as an issue for sciences has now evolved into one for international science, finances, and justice.

  1.  The International Court of Justice agreed to hear the Vanuatu Resolution:  can a nation’s government be charged for failure to meet commitments to agreements such as the 2015 Paris Accord?  This Court’s rulings are not legally binding but “carry moral weight.”  This resolution was started in a classroom in Fiji as was the PISFCC organization — Pacific Island Students Fighting Climate Change.
  2. After almost 20 years, the international High Seas Treaty to safeguard marine biodiversity” is ready for ratification.
  3. The Earth’s first “loss and damage fund” was a highlight of COP27.  It’s High Seas by a committee of UN member nations.

UN announces 3 diplomatic wins for the environment

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