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Collaboration between the GEF and the Coalition

Collaboration between the GEF and the Coalition

At SIDS4, during the Blue & Green Islands Reception co-hosted by UNDP and Global Environment Facility, the Government of Belize🇧🇿 (co-lead of the SIDS Coalition for Nature ) just announced the planned collaboration between the SIDS Coalition for Nature & the GEF 8-funded Blue and Green Island Integrated Programme (GBI IP). This key collaboration has been facilitated by the SIDS Unit of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Roundtable Discussion between Friends and Members of the SIDS Coalition for Nature: Connecting the Nature and Climate Agendas

Roundtable Discussion between Friends and Members of the SIDS Coalition for Nature: Connecting the Nature and Climate Agendas

On December 10th at COP28, the SIDS Coalition for Nature organized a ‘closed-door’ Ministerial-level Roundtable Discussion between its SIDS Members and Friends. The main objective of the roundtable event was to catalyze support for the implementation of the Coalition’s recently released “SIDS’ Integrated Nature-Climate Action Roadmap in Coastal Areas: Strengthening Marine Protected Areas as Nature-based Solutions to Climate Action.”

The Coalition launched and presented its “SIDS’ Integrated Nature-Climate Action Roadmap” at COP28

The Coalition launched and presented its “SIDS’ Integrated Nature-Climate Action Roadmap” at COP28

On December 9th, the SIDS Coalition for Nature launched the “SIDS Nature-Climate Action Roadmap” at COP28. Belize Minister announced it during the Mangrove Ministerial level event and the Seychelles Climate Change Principal Secretary during the 30×30 Ministerial.

The Coalition powerfully called its Friends and Partners to support the Roadmap’s implementation in order to strengthen selected SIDS’s marine protected areas as nature-based solutions to climate change.

The Coalition announced the SIDS Flagship at the “World Leaders Event for Nature and People” during NYC High-Level Week.

The Coalition announced the SIDS Flagship at the “World Leaders Event for Nature and People” during NYC High-Level Week.

The Prime Minister of Belize, on behalf of the SIDS Coalition for Nature, announced the approval of the SIDS Ecosystem Restoration Flagship. The Prime Minister also underlined the Coalition’s 3 gap-bridging priorities for SIDS and Nature by calling “the international community to support in urgently bridging knowledge and financing gaps for nature action as well as in mainstreaming biodiversity across productive sectors”.

Ocean Decade – Third Foundations Dialogue in Monaco:

Ocean Decade – Third Foundations Dialogue in Monaco:

The SIDS Coalition for Nature participated at the Third Foundations Dialogue Meeting hosted by the Prince Albert II Foundation and UNESCO as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development where they informed about the upcoming launch of its partnership with the UN Ocean Decade Alliance

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The Coalition co-signed the “COP28 Joint Statement on Climate, Nature and People”At COP28, the SIDS Coalition for Nature co-signed the “#cop28 Joint Statement on Climate, Nature and People” on December 9th. The statement is available here: www.cop28.com/en/joint-statement-on-climate-natureThis Joint Statement aims to drive joint climate-nature action planning, financing, implementation and monitoring. The Joint Statement’s objectives are explicitly captured in the “SIDS’ Integrated Nature-Climate Action Roadmap” the SIDS Coalition for Nature released the same day at Ministerial level at #COP28. The Roadmap is available here: sidscoalitionfornature.org/the-coalition-launched-and-presented-its-sids-integrated-nature-climat...Potentially, this strategic alignment will further connects COP28 follow-up to a.o. SIDS Roadmap implementation support in 2024+ ... See MoreSee Less
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On December 9th, the SIDS Coalition for Nature launched the “SIDS Nature-Climate Action Roadmap” at COP28. Belize Minister announced it during the Mangrove Ministerial level event and the Seychelles Climate Change Principal Secretary during the 30x30 Ministerial.The Coalition powerfully called its Friends and Partners to support the Roadmap’s implementation in order to strengthen selected SIDS’s marine protected areas as nature-based solutions to climate change.You can read more here: sidscoalitionfornature.org/the-coalition-launched-and-presented-its-sids-integrated-nature-climat... ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Big Announcement! 🌟 At the "World Leaders Event for Nature and People" during NYC High-Level Week, the Prime Minister of Belize 🇧🇿, representing the SIDS Coalition for Nature, announced the SIDS Ecosystem Restoration Flagship. This groundbreaking initiative will be putting marine ecosystems at the heart of economic decision-making and will promote the sustainable use of 114,900 hectares in coastal areas of Comoros 🇰🇲, St. Lucia🇱🇨, and Vanuatu 🇻🇺 -co-leading the initiative thanks to funding from the German and Danish governments under the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and its Multi-Partners Trust Fund. Also, the Prime Minister of Belize🇧🇿 took the opportunity of this World Leaders Event to underline the Coalition’s 3 gap-bridging priorities for SIDS and Nature by calling “the international community to support in urgently bridging knowledge and financing gaps for nature action as well as in mainstreaming biodiversity across productive sectors.”Read more about the event: www.leaderspledgefornature.org/updates/press-release-new-biodiversity-initiatives-and-finance-ann... Learn more about the SIDS Flagship: sidscoalitionfornature.org/sids-ecosystem-restoration-flagship/ #SIDSforNature #SIDSFalgship #SustainableDevelopment #Biodiversity ... See MoreSee Less
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