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Innovative AOSIS – OSF Climate Partnership Aims To Reduce Island Debt Friday, December 10, 2021 - INNOVATIVE AOSIS – OSF CLIMATE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO REDUCE ISLAND DEBT Download PDF INNOVATIVE AOSIS – OSF CLIMATE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO… Read more
2022 AOSIS Fellowship Applications – UPDATED Due 14 Jan 2022 Monday, November 22, 2021 - 2022 AOSIS Fellowship Applications - UPDATED Due 14 Jan 2022 Download Application Form Contact: fellowship@aosis.org Designed to meet the specific needs… Read more
Island Nations: COP26 might be the “last stand” to keep 1.5C alive Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Island Nations: COP26 might be the "last stand" to keep 1.5C alive Download PDF Glasgow - 1 November 2021 - Small… Read more
IRENA Partners with Alliance of Small Island States to Accelerate Energy Transition in SIDS Thursday, November 11, 2021 - IRENA Partners with Alliance of Small Island States to Accelerate Energy Transition in SIDS Download PDF Glasgow, United Kingdom, 08 November… Read more

AOSIS In the News

As The COP26 Smoke Clears, Rhetoric Must Become Real Action Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - At COP26, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), fought for the interests of small islands and climate vulnerable states. As… Read more
Analysis-In 2021, governments blew hot on 1.5C goal, colder on climate action Monday, December 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… Read more
Who will pay for the damage caused by climate change? Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - "When countries lose their islands because of sea level rise and extreme events, they are losing their culture and traditions. There… Read more
COP 26: Poor countries demand compensation for climate impacts caused by wealthy nations Monday, December 6, 2021 - As the world is struggling to keep global warming at bay, the issue of who pays for the fallout of climate… Read more
‘A heavy load to carry’: A day in the life of a negotiator at COP26 Monday, December 6, 2021 - Xavier Matsutaro, a negotiator from Palau, is focused on how to get the strongest environmental regulations for carbon markets. Read more
Concessional financing must be available to all #SIDS – Al Jazeera Monday, December 6, 2021 - AOSIS Negotiator, Lia Nicholson: Climate disasters do not bypass vulnerable SIDS that are defined as high income. GDP per capita cannot… Read more
Key goals up in the air as COP26 climate summit ends Monday, December 6, 2021 - Ambassador Aubrey Webson, AOSIS Chair, speaks. The United Nations’ climate summit is wrapping up Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Delegates from nearly… Read more
Minister Molwyn Joseph on AOSIS Goals Monday, December 6, 2021 - An interview with the AOSIS Chair on small islands' key developmental issues and insights on COP26 Read more
Antigua PM urges developed countries to meet their commitments Monday, December 6, 2021 - “We are here to deliver on commitments made but we are closing out 2021 with ambition that puts us on a… Read more
What it’s like negotiating at COP26 as a small island state Monday, December 6, 2021 - Qui is negotiating on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (Aosis). It is a coalition of 39 countries, largely… Read more
Rich countries still don’t want to pay their climate change tab Monday, December 6, 2021 - “There were a lot of very positive statements,” said Janine Felson, deputy head of the Belize delegation and an adviser to… Read more
Climate-vulnerable nations demand more financial support in COP26 draft deal Monday, December 6, 2021 - Aubrey Webson, U.N. ambassador for Antigua and Barbuda and chair of the Alliance of Small Island States, said the deal needed… Read more
COP26: Rich countries ‘pushing back’ on paying for climate loss Monday, December 6, 2021 - Le-Anne Roper, lead negotiator on loss and damage for the Alliance of Small Island States, wants a new finance goal just… Read more
IRENA and Alliance of Small Island States sign energy transition agreement Monday, December 6, 2021 - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) have signed an agreement at COP26, known… Read more
Halfway through, COP26 divided between praise and disillusion Monday, December 6, 2021 - "Let's stop talking in the air on access to finance", denounced Lia Nicholson, negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States… Read more