Small islands crown Sylvia Earle “First Lady of the Oceans”

9 September 2014, Apia, Samoa: Sylvia Earle, explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, has been called the “Sturgeon General,” the “Joan of Arc of the Oceans,” “Hero for the Planet,” and “Her Deepness.” In Samoa, she was crowned the “First Lady of the... read more

Of Land- and Sea-Lockedness, and the Pursuit of Happiness

FROM THE ASTANA (KAZAKHSTAN) TIMES – BY ERLAN IDRISSOV in OPINIONS on 11 SEPTEMBER In 1997, Jared Diamond wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book called “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.” The book explained in easily understandable yet... read more

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.”