Ambassador Lois Young, Belize’s permanent representative at the United Nations and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), will be a speaker at this year’s staging of the World Ocean Summit. “The new ocean agenda” themed event will be held March 9 to 10 at Hotel Okura Tokyo in Japan. The Summit […]
AOSIS has been championing bold ideas for over 30 years. These are our Four Big Climate Ideas to trigger “Our Decade of Ambition” throughout the 2020s!
AOSIS Statement at the opening plenary meeting of COP, CMP, CMA, SBSTA and SBI 2 December 2019 (10:00am-1:00pm) Madrid, Spain Speaker: Ambassador Lois Young Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations in New York and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States Madam President, Distinguished Chairs, Excellencies and Colleagues, I have the […]
Our Last Opportunity! COP 25 MUST trigger “Our Decade of Ambition!” Madrid, Spain; November 30, 2019 – On the eve of COP 25, the United Nations Environmental Programme Emissions Gap Report confirms an ecocidal degree of global inaction and dithering. Current unconditional national commitments under the Paris Agreement puts us on course to a world that […]
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 […]
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 […]
AOSIS has taken the unprecedented step of crafting a package of critical climate change initiatives to safeguard small island societies.