WHAT WE DO

3 GAP-BRIDGING PRIORITIES

The SIDS Coalition for Nature announced its Call for Action at COP15 with the presence of several Ministers -from Members and Friends of the Coalition- and the support of the United Nations Deputy Secretary General and the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean.

The Call for Action consists of 3 Gap-Bridging priorities to be addressed urgently through strategic partnerships in order to implement the Global Biodiversity Framework and accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

Across those 3 priorities, the Coalition is strongly encouraging the development of SIDS-SIDS peer learning and cooperation to pave the way for the uptake and expansion of innovative solutions by SIDS and for SIDS.

FINANCE

Increase SIDS’ access to concessional finance and mobilize private investment and financing solutions for biodiversity conservation.

KNOWLEDGE

Support SIDS’ technical cooperation, technological transfer, and data management capacities.

MAINSTREAMING

Accelerate biodiversity mainstreaming across sectors and synergies amid Conventions.

SIDS TO SIDS PEER LEARNING AND COOPERATION APPROACH

Across its 3 gap-bridging priorities, the Coalition also promotes regional SIDS-SIDS peer-learning and cooperation on SIDS’ best practices for Nature.

Sharing common environmental features and development challenges, SIDS have been pioneering nature-based solutions that could be replicated and expanded from one SIDS to another. This approach holds a significant potential to accelerate transformative nature action, implement the Global Biodiversity Framework and achieve the 2030 Agenda in SIDS.

Below is the 3-step match-making process recommended by the Coalition for SIDS-SIDS peer-learning and cooperation at regional level

STEP 1

Regional SIDS-SIDS Peer-Learning Platform:
Based on an agreed specific theme (e.g. financing solutions for nature, etc), Step 1 aims to increase knowledge and awareness amid SIDS on best practices and lessons learned through regional targeted workshops and knowledge platforms.

STEP 2

Regional SIDS-SIDS Cooperation Roadmap Development:
The second step aims to go beyond information sharing at workshop level and is designed to identify specific SIDS-SIDS know-how transfer opportunities through a match-making process.

STEP 3

Regional SIDS-SIDS Cooperation Roadmap Implementation:
Based on the identification of opportunities, step 3 aims to enhance SIDS capacities through implementation of several SIDS-SIDS know-how transfer schemes amid SIDS willing to cooperate at regional level.

BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & LAUNCHING PARTNERSHIP PROPOSALS

The SIDS Coalition for Nature is promoting strategic partnerships to urgently address the 3 gap-bridging priorities of its Call for Action.

Together with its Partners, the Coalition is formulating partnership proposals contributing to its 3 priorities to facilitate collaboration, engagement and implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework in SIDS.

These proposals are often launched during high-level events and major UN Conferences. See the news and upcoming events.

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Partners are encouraged to support the implementation of those proposals and/or recommend additional ones in close collaboration with the Coalition.

FINANCE

See the current proposals contributing to Priority 1

KNOWLEDGE

See the current proposals contributing to Priority 2

MAINSTREAMING

See the current proposals contributing to Priority 3

BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & LAUNCHING PARTNERSHIP PROPOSALS

The SIDS Coalition for Nature is promoting strategic partnerships to urgently address the 3 gap-bridging priorities of its Call for Action.

Together with its Partners, the Coalition is formulating partnership proposals contributing to its 3 priorities to facilitate collaboration, engagement and implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework in SIDS.

These proposals are often launched during high-level events and major UN Conferences. See the news and upcoming events.

Partners are encouraged to support the implementation of those proposals and/or recommend additional ones in close collaboration with the Coalition.

ONE UNIFIED VOICE

The Coalition advocates as ONE for SIDS challenges and priorities in major global events and strategic processes. Here are some examples of how it is done:

SIDS PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE

Seychelles Ambassador highlighted the 3 priorities of the SIDS Coalition for Nature to be addressed through strategic partnerships and to be considered by the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by Samoa and Portugal, respectively Member and Friend of the Coalition.

OCEAN DECADE – THIRD FOUNDATIONS DIALOGUE IN MONACO

In Monaco, during an event organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and UNESCO, Cabo Verde Minister of the Sea encouraged Philanthropic Foundations to support the Coalition’s priorities and announced an upcoming collaboration between the SIDS Coalition for Nature and the Ocean Decade Alliance in view to support priority 2 of the Coalition (knowledge) and accelerate ocean-based SDGs.

TOWARD THE 4th INTERNATIONAL SIDS CONFERENCE

Ahead of the 4th International Conference on SIDS, the SIDS Coalition for Nature is informing the regional and inter-regional preparatory meetings in Mauritius, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Tonga and Cabo Verde about the Coalition’s 3 gap-bridging priorities for Nature to be addressed in the years to come.

The 2022 Gap Assessment Report on Challenges and Constraints in Means of Implementing Biodiversity Objectives in SIDS is used as evidence-based advocacy tool by the Coalition to strengthen SIDS unified voice in the different fora and processes.

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