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COP25 – AOSIS Ministerial Press Conference

Negotiations at the COP25 are rapidly winding down with little indication of substantial ambition. Ministers from Caribbean and Pacific Island nations will hold a press conference today to highlight what and who stands in the way of progress.

The Ministerial Presser will be held at 3pm at CHILOE in Hall 10. Representatives of Small Island Developing States have been asking for more ambitious short- and long-term emission reduction and action from the leaders of developed countries at the COP25. The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is a coalition of 44 countries that are among the most vulnerable and demand more ambition to secure a safer future for their nations as climate impacts become more severe.
  

Speakers:  

·  Omar Figueroa Figueroa, Minister of Forestry, Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Belize

·  Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, Minister of Economy, Fiji

·  Simon Stiell, Minister of Environment, Grenada    

Moderator:  Ambassador Janine Felson, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations and AOSIS deputy chair. 

Press contact in Madrid: Dr Tyrone Hall, tyrone.hall876@aosis.org or +1 437 333-8414

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