October 19, 2015

Small Islands: Co-Chairs’ Text Falls Short in Bonn

“As the countries most vulnerable to climate change, we are always mindful that a weak deal could be worse than no deal at all.” Bonn, Germany—Ahead […]
September 28, 2015

UN General Assembly offers ‘last chance’ for climate leadership

FROM CLIMATE HOME By Thoriq Ibrahim The international effort to address climate change relies on a variety of disciplines to do its work: most notably, the scientific research that […]
September 24, 2015

AOSIS Reaffirms Climate Platform at UNGA

UNITED NATIONS–AOSIS Ministers met here today on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss key issues related to the […]
September 2, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika Highlights Need for Assistance Now, And in the Future.

AOSIS member, Dominica, is seeking aid from the international community in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, which killed at least 31 people and devastated homes […]
August 31, 2015

Small Islands Seek Breakthrough in Bonn

Bonn, Germany—At the opening of the latest round of United Nations climate change talks, Amjad Abdulla, chief negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a […]
July 31, 2015

Security Council Takes Up Small Island Concerns

FROM RTCC By Ed King Leaders of small island states warned the UN Security Council on Thursday their future is under threat from climate change as rising […]
July 30, 2015

Security Council Debates Small Island States and International Peace and Security

UNITED NATIONS—At an open debate today, the United Nations Security Council is discussing the security challenges facing many of the world’s small island states, which increasingly […]
July 20, 2015

“Adaptation must be a central element of the Paris Deal” – Thoriq Ibrahim

With just 10 official negotiating days left before once-in-a-generation climate change talks begin in Paris, Thoriq Ibrahim, the Maldives’ Minister of Environment and Energy attended a […]
July 15, 2015

Opportunity to tackle climate change may never come again – Thoriq Ibrahim, Maldives Minister of Environment & Energy

From Thomson Reuters Foundation It’s been a landmark year for global leadership in the effort to address climate change. China and the United States – the […]