SIDS DOCK, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United States (US)-based Stimson Center Alliance for a Climate Resilience Earth (ACRE), staged a Side Event on 11 November 2021, held on the margins of the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties 2021 (COP26) on the Call To Action! for the Establishment of the Global Ocean Energy Alliance (GOEA),
The Honourable Rev. Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, in his capacity as President of the sixth session of the SIDS DOCK Assembly, announced the appointment of His Excellency Mr. Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador and former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Seychelles to the United Nations (UN) and Chair of the SIDS DOCK Executive Council, as the SIDS DOCK Roving Ambassador for Oceans.
“This may very well be our last chance. Some may accuse us of being overly dramatic, but we can assure you, there is no drama when as the leaders of small islands and coastal cities, year after year, you bury the dead from climate-induced natural disasters, including young children, who are the most vulnerable and so small they cannot help themselves. You scramble to provide security and shelter for your people, freshwater, and enough energy to keep the lights on in your hospitals to tend to those injured. No more!”
The leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and coastal cities announced it approves the development and deployment of the first Floating OTEC Platform using the dominant form of energy generation around the world today, by the United Kingdom (UK) company, Global OTEC.