Island nations fight for survival, seek liability claims against big polluters at COP26

Small island developing states are looking for ways to bring the big economies - whose emissions are fuelling increasingly dangerous changes to the global climate - to the negotiating table to cough up cash. PHOTO: AFP
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GLASGOW - The world's small island developing states have long fought for recognition of the growing threats they face from global warming, but the much-needed money to help them adapt to rising seas and deadlier storms has proved elusive.

Most small island developing states, or Sids, face multiple threats, including storm damage to buildings and roads, droughts and spoiling of freshwater supplies from sea water.

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