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.
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.”
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 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”.
SIDS Coalition for Nature and Ocean Decade Alliance forge path for accelerated ocean action for sustainable development of SIDS
In the margins of the SDG Summit 2023 taking place on 18-19 September, the SIDS Coalition for Nature and the Ocean Decade Alliance have launched a Statement of Collaboration and Joint Action Framework to harness opportunities for accelerated action in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through ocean knowledge, outreach and capacity development.
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
The SIDS Coalition for Nature was launched at the 15th Conference of Parties of the Convention of Biological Diversity (COP15) in 2022
The SIDS Coalition for Nature and Call for Action: Advocating for Greater Means for Achieving Ambitious Objectives
During World Restoration Day in 2022, the SIDS Flagship led by three members of the SIDS Coalition for Nature -St Lucia, Comoros and Vanuatu- won an International Award
As one of the first 10 World Restoration Flagships under the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The Coalition is also a partner of the SIDS Flagship promoting SIDS-SIDS cooperation for sustainable blue economy