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Stop the hot air. Help us keep our heads above water, Seychelles ...

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Stop the hot air. Help us keep our heads above water, Seychelles urges West

Guardian to world’s biggest seagrass meadow, Seychelles says the rich world is reneging on climate change promises

Antony Sguazzin and Kamlesh Bhuckory

Climate-aid pledges by industrialised nations are worthless, says the leader of the Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago threatened by rising sea levels. 

Promises made at COP26, the UN climate change conference in November, have not been met, said President Wavel Ramkalawan, adding that he expects nothing better at this year’s event.

“I am totally disappointed. The big promises, the commitments and everything else, not one cent has come through,” the leader said in an interview from his office in Victoria, the capital. This year “my expectations are not that high, but we have to go through the motions I guess”, he said...

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