The first session of the Assembly of the [States Parties to] SIDS DOCK will take place on 10 December 2015, 4:00 p.m., in Paris, France, on the margins of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

First Assembly Information Hub:

  • Agenda: “Protecting Oceans and Enabling Blue Economies” (click here)
  • Election of members to the executive Council
  • Rules of Procedure of SIDS DOCK (click here)
  • Sample Text for Cabinet Submission: Acceding to the Statute of the Small Island Developing States DOCK (SIDS DOCK) (click here)

The Statue Establishing the SIDS DOCK

The SIDS DOCK organization is being established through a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), signed on 18 December 2009, on the fringes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 19, in Copenhagen, Denmark, by the following 13 Members of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS): Bahamas (Commonwealth of the), Barbados, Belize, Cabo Verde (Republic of), Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Mauritius (Republic of), Palau (Republic of), Samoa (Independent State of), Saint Lucia, Seychelles (Republic of the) and Solomon Islands.

To date, 32 AOSIS members are SIDS DOCK members.

Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas (Commonwealth of) R
Barbados R
Belize R
Dominica (Commonwealth of) R
Dominican Republic Grenada R
Jamaica
Saint St. Kitts and Nevis R
Saint Lucia A
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines R
Suriname (Republic of)
Trinidad and Tobago (Republic of)

Pacific

Cook Islands R
Fiji
Kiribati (Republic of)
Marshall Islands (Republic of the)
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Nauru (Republic of)
Niue
Palau (Republic of)
Samoa (Independent State of)
Solomon Islands
Tonga (Kingdom of)
Tuvalu R
Vanuatu (Republic of)

Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea (AIMS)

Cabo Verde
Guinea Bissau (Republic of)
Maldives (Republic of the)
Mauritius (Republic of)
São Tomé and Príncipe (Democratic Republic of)
Seychelles (Republic of the) R

Eleven members have ratified (R) the statute and one member has acceded (A).

SIDS DOCK is a unique partnership response to collective concerns about (a) increasing future costs from the impacts of a changing climate, (b) increasing cost of making the SIDS economy more climate resilient, (c) the slow pace of international climate change negotiations and the growing threat to the survival of millions of people across small islands and low lying states, (d) the continuing negative impacts on SIDS economy from the almost total dependence on imported petroleum fuels to provide energy services.

Member Countries will not be asked to provide any financial resources to support administration of the SIDS DOCK.

GOALS: The goals of SIDS DOCK are to mobilise and facilitate in excess of USD 20 billion  in investments by 2033, about USD 1 billion per year, to help finance the transformation of the SIDS energy sector in order to achieve a 25 percent (from the 2005 baseline) increase in energy efficiency, generation of a minimum of 50 pe rcent of electric power from renewable sources, and a 25 percent decrease in conventional transportation fuel use, in order to significantly increase financial resources to enable climate change adaptation in SIDS.

Although still in its start-up phase, through partnerships, SIDS DOCK has mobilised more than USD 30 million, to support sustainable energy projects in SIDS. Additionally, partnerships have been developed and solidified through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and a historic partnership worth millions of Euros, with the Government of Austria and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to establish a network of regional Centers for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in SIDS, to provide technical assistance to the member countries.

The Government of Austria, through the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), has committed to fund the establishment and first operational phase for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centres in the Caribbean (CCREEE), the Pacific (PCREEE), Indian Ocean (IOCREEE), and to provide support to the African islands at the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). In October 2015, the Inauguration of the CCREEE took place in Bridgetown, Barbados, the host country for the CCREEE.