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.”
A SIDS DOCK Champion! H.E. Aliioaiga Feturi ELISAIA completes tour of duty after 16 years of serviceDate: Friday, 28 February 2020 On the 27th February 2020, H.E. Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia and Madam Maria Lei Sam-Elisaia departed New York for Samoa, upon completion of their tour of duty as the Ambassador, Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa to the United Nations in New York. Ambassador Elisaia took up his post as Samoa’s Envoy to the United Nations from 14th September 2003 until 27th February 2020 a representation of 16 years and 5 months of service. Ambassador Elisaia was a member of the Secretary General’s Vintage Group. He is well respected amongst his Ambassadorial colleagues and an excellent mentor to his staff and those that have come to know him professionally and personally. Over his years of service, Ambassador Elisaia held multiple roles that have elevated Samoa in the international forum. A few of these roles included being the Board Member for SIDS on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board for three years from 2016 – 2018, Samoa’s Political Focal Point to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) from 2006 – 2020, the Representative of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2007-2008 and was also the Chairman of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Group in New York twice from 2004-2005 and 2017-2018. One of the major accomplishments for Ambassador Elisaia was bringing the “Third International Conference of the Small Island Developing States” to Samoa in which Samoa was the proud hosts in 2014 with an outcome titled the “S.A.M.O.A. Pathway”. The outcome not only bears the... read more
SIDS DOCK and GRID-Arendal announce strategic partnership for sustainable use and management of marine resources in small islands and low-lying developing countriesSIDS DOCK and GRID-Arendal announce strategic partnership for sustainable use and management of marine resources in small islands and low-lying developing countries Projects will support the economic and livelihoods systems of the populations and promote nature-based solutions and technologies 19 May 2020, United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S.A.: SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Organization, has signed an agreement with GRID-Arendal to collaborate on the promotion of nature-based solutions and technologies for the sustainable use and management of marine resources to support the economic and livelihoods systems of the populations of small islands and low-lying developing countries. The signing ceremony took place on Thursday, 14 May 2020, by means of a virtual conference between representatives in New York City and Norway, as a way to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). H.E. Ambassador Ronald Jean Jumeau In signing on behalf of SIDS DOCK, His Excellency Mr. Ronald J. Jumeau, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Seychelles to the United Nations (UN) and Chair of the SIDS DOCK Executive Council, welcomed the partnership and commended GRID-Arendal for its strong support, noting that it has been a reliable and supportive partner since 2014. “This SIDS DOCK/GRID-Arendal partnership will provide us with a framework for cooperation to accelerate the synergistic deployment and monitoring of nature-based solutions to the challenges of ocean environmental management, rehabilitation of ecosystems, and the development of ocean-based renewable energy technologies in our SIDS DOCK Member Countries, and will also allow us to learn many lessons from Norway, as it too tries to achieve a low-carbon society,” he said, after affixing... read 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.”