High-Level Events & Proposals Announcements

High-Level Events & Proposals Announcements

High Level Political Forum

  • 17 July, 2023
  • New York City

The Coalition organized a Ministerial level event co-chaired by Cabo Verde and Luxembourg. A SIDS-SIDS Regional Cooperation Proposal on Financing Solutions for Nature was launched by the Coalition with the support of UNDESA. The proposal contributes to Priority 1 (Finance) of the Coalition’s Call for Action made at COP15.

SDG Summit and its focus on accelerating SDG implementation

  • 18-19 September, 2023
  • New York City

On behalf of the Coalition and the Ocean Decade Alliance, the President of Seychelles and the Prince of Monaco will be co-chairing a high-level launching event on September 18th. With UNDESA and UNESCO support, the Coalition and the Alliance will launch their Joint Action Framework to harness opportunities for accelerated actions in SIDS under the UN Decade on Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This will directly contribute to the Coalition’s Priority 2 - Knowledge.

On behalf of the Coalition, the Prime Minister of Belize will be co-hosting with other Heads of States the “High-Level Event for Nature and People: From Ambition to Action” on September 19th. The event is organized by the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People. the Global Ocean Alliance, and the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature. During this event, World leaders will gather to demonstrate accelerated progress to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.

Regional and Inter-regional Preparatory Meetings to the 4th International SIDS Conference

The Coalition informs the next agenda for SIDS.
  • Mauritius (24-26 July 2023)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (8-10 August 2023)
  • Tonga (16-18 August 2023)
  • Cabo Verde (30 August to 1 September 2023)

Climate COP28 and its focus on nature

  • 9-10 December, 2023
  • Dubai

In line with the 3rd priority of its Call for Action (Synergies amid Environmental Conventions), the Coalition launched and presented its “SIDS’ Integrated Nature-Climate Action Roadmap” at COP28 to catalyze technical and financial support to strengthen SIDS’ marines protected areas as nature-based solutions for climate action.

The SIDS Roadmap was presented on December 9th during several COP28 Official Ministerial events on 30×30, Mangroves, etc. Also, a Ministerial-Level roundtable discussion between Members and Friends of the Coalition was organized as a side-event (by invitation only) on December 10th 2023 to further discuss ways to support the Roadmap implementation through partnerships.