Heads of State and Government, Ministers and representatives of Member States gathered at a high-level meeting at the United Nations Headquarters on 27 September 2019 to undertake a five‑year review of the landmark Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action Pathway (SAMOA Pathway). The leaders assessed the progress made in addressing the vulnerabilities of […]
GCF Replenishment: A marker of global commitment to SIDS Comprehensive climate action depends on substantial monetary resources. For developing states, which are least responsible but most vulnerable to current and projected climate impacts, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is critical for us to meet our obligations under the Paris Agreement. The multilateral climate fund is […]
The Caribbean Community, a subset of our 44 members, concluded its high-level pre-COP preparations today. The regional block is calling for a focus on robust and extensive scientific findings on climate change. The block’s complete statement is below. The Caribbean Community held its annual preparatory meeting ahead of this year’s Climate Change Conference that will […]
Climate action, and the Paris Agreement itself, depend on substantial climate financing. The GCF is the largest provider of technical and institutional support and training. It’s critical in helping developing countries implement their obligations under the Paris Agreement. In its brief existence, the fund has mobilized US$5 billion for climate action in nearly 100 countries, […]
The latest edition of EcoAmericas is now available. In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation of sections of The Bahamas, Volume 21, Issue 11 features an article, A destructive reminder: Caribbean needs to adapt, exploring the urgent need for climate adaptation across the Caribbean. Carlos Fuller, lead negotiator on climate change for AOSIS, is quoted […]
For decades, climate scientists have warned us about the consequences of global warming — and small island states like those in the Caribbean are especially vulnerable. 2017’s Hurricane Maria was just a taste of what the coming decades will bring, reports Erline Andrews in Issue 159 (September/October 2019) of Caribbean Beat Magazine, unless significant resources […]
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme. Applications MUST be submitted by the applicant’s Country Mission based in New York. The application deadline is November 14, 2019. The 2020 Fellowship Class is scheduled to begin in January 2020. Further information on the application process is available here. The 2020 […]
New York, 1st October 2019 The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) reaffirmed their commitment to implement the Paris Agreement and enhanced NDCs last week following the landmark UN Climate Action Summit. States across Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) remain deeply committed to […]
Ambassador Lois Young, Belize’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), spoke with CNN International’s Becky Anderson briefly on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 about the climate crisis and refugees.
AOSIS has taken the unprecedented step of crafting a package of critical climate change initiatives to safeguard small island societies.