Alliance of Small Island States

Type: Organization
Name: Alliance of Small Island States
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The Third International Conference on SIDS Highlights | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Apia, Samoa

The Third International Conference on SIDS began its proceedings in Apia, Samoa, with a formal opening plenary followed by a general debate, which continued through the afternoon. Also in the afternoon, a multi-stakeholder partnership dialogue took ... [Published IISD - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Q&A: Least developed countries on UN climate talks

LDCs chair Prakash Mathema addresses hopes and fears of world’s poorest on UN climate dealSubsistence fishermen and farmers in poorer countries are at acute risk from climate impacts (Pic: UN Photos)By Ed KingThe Least Developed Countries group comprises ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Samoa PM acknowledges ‘good faith’ shown in the negotiated SAMOA Pathway document

By Online Editor8:29 pm GMT+12, 31/08/2014, SamoaBy PACNEWS Editor, Makereta Komai in SamoaThe negotiated Outcomes Document of the 3rd Small Islands Developing States Conference that gets underway in Samoa today, has been hailed as a ‘rarity’ in the history ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Spectacular start to UN Conference on SIDS in Samoa

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with Samoa PM Tuilaepa and other guests.--Samoa lifted its restrictions on work and cultural activities on Sunday to put on a spectacular cultural show to welcome United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and leaders ... [Published Islands Business - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

IISD RS @ Third International Conference on SIDS | Highlights for Sunday, 31 August 2014 | Apia, Samoa

Panel (L-R): Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia; John Ashe, President of the UN General Assembly; Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General; H.E. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister, Samoa; Dennis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel ... [Published IISD - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

EVENT: What’s in it for SIDS? Findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

BackgroundAs part of its work around the dissemination of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report’s findings within developing countries, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has produced a succinct guide to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report for ... [Published Climate and Development Knowledge Network - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Nauru ambassador: moral voice of island states must be heard

Marginalised small island voices key for credible Paris deal, says ambassador Marlene MosesPic: Hadi Zaher/FlickrBy Sophie YeoGlobal attitudes towards small island nations must be overhauled if the UN’s climate summit is to come to a credible conclusion, ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Small island states, facing rising seas, seek economic overhaul

1:43pm BST* "Frightening" prospect of rising seas - U.N.* Islands say overlooked, fault inaction over climate* Small island summit in Samoa from Sept. 1-4By Alister Doyle, Environment CorrespondentOSLO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Small island states facing a ... [Published Reuters UK - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

UNSIDS Conference outcome important for CARICOM

TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is viewing the Third International Meeting on Small Island Developing States (UNSIDS) in Apia, Samoa, 1-4 September, 2014 as an important opportunity to engage the international ... [Published CaribSeek - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Underwriting and an EICy Approach to Climate Change

Floating together in a muck of alphabet soup the insurance industry, the government and the scientific community can be assured success in at least one thing amid their combined efforts to deal with climate change.It’s not an OMG revelation, but when ... [Published Insurance Journal - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

When young people infiltrate the UN climate machine

Not all youths protest. Some have become part of official government delegations. What can they achieve?Pic: Adopt A NegotiatorBy Sophie YeoEven in the great labyrinth of Warsaw Stadium, the venue for the UN’s 2013 climate talks, the young people were ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Cuba receives positive reception as new Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum

. The presence of Cuba as a new Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Island Forum was warmly welcomed by the participants in the 45th Annual Meeting of this regional organization, which was attended by the leaders of the 15 member countries as well as by delegations ... [Published Cubaminrex - Aug 09 2014]

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"International action to address climate change remains grossly inadequate, and emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise at a distressing rate" it says, calling for more action "with developed countries taking the lead."
India and other developing countries have consistently ­emphasized the notion of equity in the climate-change debate, advocating a " common but differentiated responsibility "—the principle that all states are obligated to address global environmental degradation, but not equally so."
...to anticipate its population's future needs," says François Gemenne, a specialist on migrations at Versailles-Saint Quentin University, France. "The government has launched the 'migration with dignity' policy to allow people to apply for jobs on offer in neighbouring countries such as New Zealand. The aim is to avoid one day having to cope with a humanitarian evacuation."
Speaking on the topic, Keke said, "This is not where we wanted to be at the end of the meeting, I assure you. It certainly isn't where we need to be in order to prevent islands from going under and other unimaginable impacts." Keke also stressed that island countries would continue to fall short year after year unless the work is supported by world leaders such as United States...

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The Third International Conference on SIDS High... [Published IISD - 2 hours ago]
SIDS Conference Starts with Warm Traditional Sa... [Published UNESCO - 5 hours ago]
Q&A: Least developed countries on UN climate talks [Published Responding to Climate Change - 7 hours ago]
Samoa PM acknowledges ‘good faith’ shown in the... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - 14 hours ago]
IISD RS @ Third International Conference on SID... [Published IISD - Aug 31 2014]
Spectacular start to UN Conference on SIDS in S... [Published Islands Business - Aug 31 2014]
US, EU nations play divide-and-rule at climate ... [Published Business Standard India - Aug 30 2014]
EVENT: What’s in it for SIDS? Findings from the... [Published Climate and Development Knowledge Network - Aug 28 2014]
Nauru ambassador: moral voice of island states ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Aug 26 2014]
Small island states, facing rising seas, seek e... [Published Reuters UK - Aug 25 2014]
UNSIDS Conference outcome important for CARICOM [Published CaribSeek - Aug 24 2014]
Underwriting and an EICy Approach to Climate Ch... [Published Insurance Journal - Aug 21 2014]
Nauru’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs holds fri... [Published Cubaminrex - Aug 17 2014]
Project survival: How Pacific island youth are ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Aug 15 2014]
When young people infiltrate the UN climate mac... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Aug 13 2014]
Crossroads In Climate Negotiations When Adaptat... [Published Ecosystem Marketplace - Aug 11 2014]
Cuba receives positive reception as new Dialogu... [Published Cubaminrex - Aug 09 2014]
Pacific region on track to reduce greenhouse ga... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Aug 07 2014]
Your views - Pacific island greenhouse gas emis... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Jul 31 2014]
Calibrating India's climate-change response [Published Observer India - Jul 28 2014]
Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2014 - in pictures [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
Beseiged by the rising tides of climate change,... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 01 2014]
World cautiously relieved by Obama’s climate an... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jun 02 2014]
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