December 1, 2015

AOSIS: A history of leadership at the UNFCCC

By Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives This week, world leaders are gathered in Paris for what is hoped to be the […]
November 30, 2015

ADP Statement Paris

Distinguished Co-Chairs, Excellencies, Colleagues, The Maldives has the honour to speak on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States, a coalition of 44 coastal and […]
November 29, 2015

Paris Must Show Global Solidarity to Tackle Climate Change

Paris—Ahead of the highly-anticipated United Nations climate change conference that begins here this week, perhaps the generation’s last chance to forge a legally binding international climate […]
November 19, 2015

Maldives’ Veteran Climate Negotiator

FROM REUTERS Abdullahi Majeed was a young delegate for the Maldives when low-lying island states warned for the first time in 1989 that climate change and […]
November 16, 2015

Climate change doesn’t get any realer than this

Photo: King Tides lapping at the doorstep in Funafuti Island, Tuvalu By Sima Enele Here we go: it’s the final stretch on the road to Paris. […]
November 12, 2015

This is no time for complacency

By Ismail Raushan Zahir Ahead of the highly-anticipated United Nations climate change conference in Paris next month commentators have been touting “unprecedented political momentum” they say […]
November 9, 2015

New: Negotiators’ Guide for COP 21

This first-of-its-kind UNDP negotiators’ guide offers pertinent information about the UNFCCC for old delegates and new alike, just  in time for COP 21 in Paris. It […]
October 22, 2015

Putting the Trust Back in Transparency

By Rennier Gadabu The Dalai Lama wasn’t talking about the United Nation’s climate change negotiations when he said, ”a lack of transparency results in distrust and a […]
October 20, 2015

Technology Key to Emissions Cuts and Island Resilience

By George Uzice This week delegates from around the world will meet in Bonn, Germany for the last five negotiating days before a once-in-a-generation United Nations climate […]