It’s about SURVIVAL. “SIDS need a threshold of less than 1.5 To Stay Alive! Members of SIDS DOCK are likely to be the largest economic losers with large displaced populations if average global temperatures go beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius, corresponding to 350 ppm, which is considered the threshold for the continued survival of ecosystems essential to livelihoods in Small Island Developing States and low-lying coastal States.”
NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR OCEAN ENERGY IN ISLANDS ANNOUNCED AT SIDS DOCK ASSEMBLY
October 11, 2021: The Honourable Dr. Jorge Bom Jesus, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, announced a partnership with the United Kingdom (UK)-based Global OTEC, for the deployment of the first commercial Floating OTEC Platform. Dr. Bom Jesus made the announcement during the sixth session ofread more
1st October 2021 – Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell is the 2020-2021 recipient of the Excellency in Leadership Award, presented by the SIDS Dock Island Women Open Network (IWON), for his outstanding leadership of SIDS DOCK. The award was presented on behalf of SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network, by Josette Parris, a Form-3 student, at the St. George’s Institute, in Grenada.
Dr. Mitchell has just completed anread more
Grenada’s Prime Minister Hands Over Presidency Of SIDS DOCK, Promising Continuity In The Push For Greater Focus On Ocean Energy
1st October 2021 – Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell is confident that despite the major disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of SIDS DOCK remains critical to the future of small island developing states like Grenada.
Dr. Mitchell has just completed an unprecedented second term as President of the fifth session of the SIDS DOCK Assembly, after being asked to extend hisread more
Welcoming the new High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
Courtenay Rattray began his tenure as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States in July, 2021.
It is the role of the High Representative to mobilize international support in favour of the ninety-one most vulnerable member states of the United Nations. It is his mandate to advocate on their behalf and raise awareness of their economic,read more
Canada is home to three oceans, all of which harbour thousands of fish and animals, on which many Canadians rely. But, with a warming planet, these bodies of water are rapidly changing.
A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that our oceans’ climates — existing environments with delicately balanced ecosystems — face extreme change under climate-change scenarios.read more
By Cassandra Garrison
(Reuters) – A blob of warm water in the southern Pacific is fueling a decade-long megadrought in Chile, and climate change is at least partly to blame, scientists say.
The “Southern Blob” east of New Zealand is driving hot and dry conditions in Chile, with snow caps melting https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/mega-drought-andes-leaves-some-peaks-without-snowread more
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.”