Achieving Our Ambition for Nature

The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Coalition for Nature was launched at the 15th Conference of Parties of the Convention of Biological Diversity (COP15) in 2022. With a focus on enhanced means of implementation, the Coalition aims to catalyze SIDS strategic partnerships and advocate as ONE for SIDS priorities

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A platform for partnerships development for Nature in SIDS

3 gap-bridging priorities:
Finance – Knowledge – Mainstreaming

More than 30 governments
(Members & Friends)

Several partnerships proposals available to
engage, collaborate and inspire

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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.

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Achieving Our Ambition for Nature

Photo credits: Belize Board – Flickr

GET INVOLVED!

Friends of the Coalition and other partners can support the Coalition in 3 ways.

Achieving Our Ambition for Nature

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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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