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.

Upon availability of technical and financial resources, this Roadmap is intended to facilitate the implementation of nature-based solutions in at least 2,600,762 hectares in at least 33 marine protected areas in at least 13 SIDS across the 3 SIDS regions. This includes the restoration of at least 72,097 hectares of mangroves, and 115,815 hectares of coral reefs.

Overall, the SIDS Roadmap contributes to the integrated implementation of the Paris Agreement and the GBF; the Mangrove Breakthrough; the Coral Reef Breakthrough, while seeking synergies with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the UN Decade on Ocean Science. The Roadmap was prepared by the CBD National Focal Points of the SIDS members of the Coalition with the support of UNDESA SIDS Unit.