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SIDS Survival Means Keeping 1.5 AliveFebruary 28, 2022
SIDS Survival Means Keeping 1.5 Alive Download PDF PRESS RELEASE IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) 2022 Working Group II Report: Impacts,…Read More
Gender Responsive Climate Actions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)February 1, 2022
DOCUMENT Gender Responsive Climate Actions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 2022-02-01 UNDP, AOSIS Download PDF Topic: Climate Introduction: Small Island…Read More
AOSIS outlines important SIDS issues to reflect in the UN Secretary General’s priorities for 2022January 21, 2022
STATEMENT AOSIS outlines important SIDS issues to reflect in the UN Secretary General’s priorities for 2022 2022-01-21 H E. Conrod Hunte,…Read More
AOSIS welcomes the UN Task Force created to finalize the Multi-dimensional Vulnerability IndexJanuary 19, 2022
STATEMENT AOSIS welcomes the UN Task Force created to finalize the Multi-dimensional Vulnerability Index 2022-01-19 H E. Walton Webson, Permanent Representative…Read More
AOSIS congratulates Pakistan on assuming the G77&China ChairmanshipJanuary 14, 2022
STATEMENT AOSIS congratulates Pakistan on assuming the G77&China Chairmanship 2022-01-14 H E. Walton Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to…Read More
As The COP26 Smoke Clears, Rhetoric Must Become Real ActionDecember 28, 2021
At COP26, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), fought for the interests of small islands and climate vulnerable states. As Chair, I can say that our membership was forced to make compromises to ensure that the world received a climate pact that keeps us on the essential pathway of 1.5°C. It seems we small islands are always called on to compromise, to pay a high price for a crisis not of our making.Read More
Analysis-In 2021, governments blew hot on 1.5C goal, colder on climate actionDecember 20, 2021
“(We) did witness a clear shift from other countries to support keeping 1.5C alive,” said U.N. ambassador Aubrey Webson of Antigua and Barbuda, who chairs the Alliance of Small Island States, uniting 39 nations from the Pacific to the Caribbean.
Webson said the new high-level momentum behind 1.5C – as seen among leaders this year, from the G7 and G20 summits to the COP26 U.N. climate talks – must be matched by rapid action.
“Rhetoric and pledges without implementation are fool’s gold for small islands,”
Who will pay for the damage caused by climate change?December 15, 2021
“When countries lose their islands because of sea level rise and extreme events, they are losing their culture and traditions. There is no adapting to that,” says Le-Anne Roper, coordinator for loss and damage at the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).Read More
Innovative AOSIS – OSF Climate Partnership Aims To Reduce Island DebtDecember 10, 2021
INNOVATIVE AOSIS – OSF CLIMATE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO REDUCE ISLAND DEBT Download PDF INNOVATIVE AOSIS – OSF CLIMATE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO…Read More
COP 26: Poor countries demand compensation for climate impacts caused by wealthy nationsDecember 6, 2021
As the world is struggling to keep global warming at bay, the issue of who pays for the fallout of climate change is one of the major sticking points in negotiations at the UN climate conference in Glasgow.
Ambassador Prasad (Fiji), Minister Molwyn Joseph (Antigua and Barbuda, AOSIS Chair)