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Climate-change review must involve vulnerable Asian communities

COP27 can accelerate equitable participation in discussion of impacts

| Southeast Asia
Children sit in front of a home during flooding in Fiji on July 15: There should be an opportunity for marginalized voices to demand attention.   © Reuters

Chisa Umemiya is research manager for the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Hayama, Japan.

Only a year ago, the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference closed in Glasgow, Scotland, with participating countries agreeing to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 C above preindustrial levels and pledging to each do more to achieve this.

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