Alliance of Small Island States

Type: Organization
Name: Alliance of Small Island States
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2014 - in pictures

Credits: ALI/EO-1/NASALluta River, Chile : A remote plateau in far northern Chile is not a place you want to be without water. Large sections of the Atacama desert, often called the driest place on Earth, receives less than a millimeter of rain per year. ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Australia axes carbon tax – international reactions

RTCC rounds up the world’s response to Australia’s repeal of its carbon taxConnie Hedegaard: “The European Union regrets the repeal of Australia’s carbon pricing mechanism”(Pic: Johannes Jansson)Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Act ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

‘Minilateral’ approach could spare UN climate talks gridlock

Negotiations among 194 countries are unlikely to succeed warn analysts, arguing for radical shake-down to avoid 2C warmingDecisions by the 195 parties to the UN climate talks need to be agreed by ‘consensus’ (Pic: UNFCCC/Flickr)By Ed KingUN climate talks ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

AU summit expresses support and solidarity for Sids ahead of UN conference in Samoa

02-July-2014The 23rd summit of the African Union (AU) has made a solemn declaration of support and solidarity for its island members ahead of the third international conference on small island developing states (Sids) to be held in Samoa in the first ... [Published Seychelles Nation - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Federated States of Micronesia submits nomination for Forum SG job

By Online Editor4:19 pm GMT+12, 01/07/2014, Micronesia, Federated States ofFabian Nimea, who is the head of a private development consulting firm, has been nominated by the Federataed States of Micronesia (FSM) government for the Forum Secretary General ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

India’s call at Cancún conclave

"All nations must take on binding commitments in an appropriate legal form." I added this sentence to my prepared text at the very last minute after much cogitation on December 8, 2010. The conference came after the much-heralded Copenhagen meet. Bouquets ... [Published The Hindu - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

UN: Redistribution Is "Key" to Global Climate Change Treaty

An Assa Abloy lock and key are displayed in a shop in Riga, Latvia, on September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Ints KalninsLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich nations must come up with substantial pledges of fresh climate finance in the next six months to ... [Published NGO Watch - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Optimism after Bonn climate talks

The midyear talks showed how essential trust was in a process that could potentially steer nations into creating 'new norms' of policies and practicesDean Tony La Viña and Purple RomeroThe UN climate change talks held from June 4-15 in Bonn, Germany, ... [Published Rappler - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Small islands must take the helm on ‘loss and damage’

Small island states were excluded from the UN’s ‘loss and damage’ committee; it’s time they are invited to the tablePic: Didier Baertschiger/FlickrBy Olivia SantiagoSmall island states are among the most vulnerable countries to climate change.They face ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Solomon Islands represent Pacific on UN Women Executive Board

By Online Editor10:56 am GMT+12, 18/06/2014, Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands is the only Pacific country represented on the United Nations Women Executive Board.Its representative is Helen Beck, the Counsellor at the Solomon Islands Mission in New Yor ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Money key to unlocking new UN climate deal, activists say

An Assa Abloy lock and key are displayed in a shop in Riga, Latvia, on September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Ints KalninsLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich nations must come up with substantial pledges of new climate finance in the next six months to build ... [Published TrustMedia - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 02 2014 - Updated Jun 02 2014 - 1 reports

World cautiously relieved by Obama’s climate announcement

Sighs of relief are being heard around the world as  Obama proposes new domestic climate regulations . The U.S. has long obstructed global efforts to rein in climate change, perhaps most notably by refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Now the international ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jun 02 2014]

Quotes

"This declaration of support by the AU reminds us that the development concerns of islands are critical to the global conversation on sustainable development. The fact that the AU will be examining a specific mechanism to address the specificities of islands is historic, and represents the kind of engagement that Sids are looking for ahead of Samoa. We are proud to be African islands, striving together to achieve the ideals of Agenda 2063" said Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam following the adoption of the declaration
...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."
...for India to take on mitigation responsibilities, I was more than gratified that the President, in his address to Parliament on June 9, 2014, said: "The government will earnestly take up mitigation works to meet the challenges posed by climate change and will closely work with the global community in this regard." This is yet another demonstration of a fundamental maxim of parliamentary democracy $ that where you stand depends on where you sit
...This, together with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy at talks in March, "is building confidence, raising pre-2020 ambition and triggering calls for greater policy and financial support to realise these transformations,” she added."

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Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2014 - in pictures [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
Australia axes carbon tax – international react... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jul 17 2014]
Grenada Tourism minister opening address: Rally... [Published ETurboNews - Jul 10 2014]
Letter: The Harvey Vale Marina project is an en... [Published Caribbean News Now! - Jul 03 2014]
‘Minilateral’ approach could spare UN climate t... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jul 02 2014]
AU summit expresses support and solidarity for ... [Published Seychelles Nation - Jul 02 2014]
Federated States of Micronesia submits nominati... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Jul 01 2014]
Beseiged by the rising tides of climate change,... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 01 2014]
India’s call at Cancún conclave [Published The Hindu - Jun 29 2014]
2014 is year of small island states [Published Times of Malta - Jun 29 2014]
UN: Redistribution Is "Key" to Global Climate C... [Published NGO Watch - Jun 25 2014]
Optimism after Bonn climate talks [Published Rappler - Jun 24 2014]
Small islands must take the helm on ‘loss and d... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jun 18 2014]
Summary of the Bonn Cli mate Change Conference ... [Published IISD - Jun 18 2014]
Solomon Islands represent Pacific on UN Women E... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Jun 18 2014]
Money key to unlocking new UN climate deal, act... [Published TrustMedia - Jun 16 2014]
World cautiously relieved by Obama’s climate an... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jun 02 2014]
Island nations unhappy at Doha meeting’s outcome [Published Topnews.in - Dec 11 2012]
China readies big climate offer, India mulls su... [Published Topnews.in - Nov 29 2011]
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