On behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States, allow me to thank you again for your leadership and commitment to this effort as we work in earnest to complete the Paris Agreement Work Programme. This meeting opens against the backdrop of deadly heat waves, floods, and fires from Japan to the Middle East and… Continue reading AOSIS Opening Statement, APA 1-6 – Bangkok, Thailand
Submission on “further improving the relevance and effectiveness of the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) in the light of the Paris Agreement” by the Republic of the Maldives on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States The Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), welcomes the opportunity to provide views on… Continue reading Submission on Nairobi Work Programme
Source: Reuters AlertNet Date: 30 August 2012 Excerpt: A submission by the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) from the earliest days of the talks anticipated this dilemma, and sought to address it by creating a system that would help poor and vulnerable countries manage climate-related impacts. Click here for full AlertNet commentary
Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action Submission by the Republic of Nauru on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Plan of Work for the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action 1 May 2012 1. The work of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban… Continue reading Submission – ADP Work Plan
On the first of the year, I assumed Chair of the alliance after the position rotated to the Pacific region. It is a critical time for island communities around the world who are at front lines of climate change. Sea level rise, coastal erosion, prolonged droughts and ocean acidification are just some of the impacts already affecting our communities. These impacts and others are forecasted to become more frequent and intense as the planet’s temperature continues to rise.