SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience organisation, announced that His Excellency Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga, OBE, Prime Minister and Minister for Public Utilities of Tuvalu, has been appointed President of the second SIDS DOCK Assembly, on 24 September 2016, during its second session held at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on the margins of the General Debate of the 71st United Nations General Assembly.
The Assembly is the supreme organ of SIDS DOCK, and as President, Prime Minister Sopoaga is the new leader of the 15 SIDS DOCK Member States across the Pacific, Caribbean, Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who are likely to be the largest economic losers with large displaced populations if average global temperatures go beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius, which is considered the threshold for the continued survival of ecosystems essential to livelihoods in Small Island Developing States and low-lying coastal States. SIDS DOCK is so named because it is designed as a “DOCKing station to connect the energy sector in SIDS with the global markets for finance, sustainable energy technologies and carbon.
The candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the SIDS DOCK must be a national of a State Party to the SIDS DOCK or a national of a Signatory State to the SIDS DOCK Statute.
SIDS DOCK shall aim to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions. While preserving the overarching principle of selection on merit, the nomination of women for the post of Secretary-General shall be encouraged.
The Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held at Bridgetown, Barbados, 2-4 July 2015, endorsed the establishment of CCREEE as technical implementation arm of the CARICOM Energy Unit. Barbados was selected as the host country for the Secretariat of CCREEE as a result of a competitive selection process. The centre was inaugurated during a high-level inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados on 28 October 2015. During the next months the physical office and the internal administrative rules and procedures will be established. The headquarters agreement will be signed. To facilitate the process the following positions will be recruited:
- CCREEE Administration and Finance Officer (AFO)
- CCREEE Senior Administrative Secretary (SAS)
Researchers said the view was devastating after surveying some 520 reefs via plane and helicopter between Cairns and the Torres Strait in the north of Queensland state.
“This will change the Great Barrier Reef forever,” Terry Hughes, an expert on coral reefs from James Cook University, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
On Wednesday 30 September 2015, we shared a very special moment in history – the birth of SIDS DOCK, the first global intergovernmental organisation of Island Nations vested with the full powers and privileges of the United Nations. The Historic Ceremony that Formally Established the SIDS DOCK at the United Nations Headquarters in New York was Webcast Live on UN TV.
he Secretariat of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre presents its compliments to the States Parties and Signatory States of the SIDS DOCK, and in its capacity as Interim Secretariat of the SIDS DOCK, has the honour to announce, pursuant to the Decision of the second session of the SIDS DOCK Assembly contained in document number A/2/DC/3/Rev.1, the post of Secretary-General for the SIDS DOCK.read more
The Monetary Council has appointed Mr Timothy Antoine as Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Mr. Antoine, a Grenadian national, succeeds Sir K Dwight Venner who retired on 30 November, 2015.read more
We need to do much more, much faster, much more urgently to keep global warming below 1.5°C or at least well below 2°C. This event will look at how renewable
energy and energy efficiency can close the emissions gap at global, national, regional and city level. How large is the opportunity, what major initiatives are out
there to bridge the emission gap and what are the main barriers we must overcome to scale up these solutions faster?
The Seychelles debt for climate change swap made a major leap on Friday when Minister Dogley signed the bilateral agreements for the debt buy back with the representatives of the governments of France, Belgium and Italy.read more
The Opening Ceremony
Watch the Spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Samoa 2104 Credit: United Nations
The Year of Small Island Developing States
What is SIDS Dock?
“It is an initiative among member countries of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to provide the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with a collective institutional mechanism to assist them transform their national energy sectors into a catalyst for sustainable economic development and help generate financial resources to address adaptation to climate change.”