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Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

We have 7 items tagged with ‘Small Island Developing States (SIDS)’.
  • Comoros, the home of LDC negotiator Fatima Athoumani, has the Indian Ocean as a close neighbour (Photo: David Stanley, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    The sharp learning curve of an LDC negotiator

    Fatima Athoumani describes the fast-paced journey to representing her nation of Comoros at the UN climate talks

    12 December 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • A Bangladeshi fisherman sleeps under a tree, one of thousands planted by the government in an attempt to slow tidal erosion and shield against winds as the country. As countries take such measures to tackle climate change, negotiators prepare for the road to Paris and COP21 (Photo: Espen Rasmussen/PANOS)

    Climate negotiations on the road to Paris: the Geneva stop

    Climate negotiators meeting in Geneva this week (8-13 February) have crucial work to do if governments are to reach a global agreement in Paris in December. Achala Abeysinghe looks at the road ahead

    6 February 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A wind farm outside Adigrat, northern Ethiopia, is an example of low-carbon renewable technologies can initiate a process of transformational change within developing countries

    Green Climate Fund: a big step forward, but many decisions pending

    The UN climate change convention's Green Climate Fund (GCF), aims to help countries adopt "transformational" pathways to low carbon, climate resilient development. Its 6th board meeting last week in Bali yielded mixed results for the world's most poor and climate vulnerable countries.

    28 February 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Wilton Park is the venue for a conference on sustainable development goals from January 29-31 (Photo: Wilton Park)

    Conference to refocus post-2015 development agenda on poorest nations' priorities

    New 'sustainable development goals' for all nations to adopt in 2015 could deepen problems in the least developed countries (LDCs) if they fail to take account of these nations' priorities and the international nature of challenges they face.

    27 January 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Poor and vulnerable countries are defying climate inaction

    Slow progress at global climate talks is belied by the plethora of actions in many smaller and more at-risk developing nations.

    9 November 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Venn diagram of LDCs

    Least Developed Countries

    Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are the poorest countries in the world. A number of criteria determine this status. As of May 2009, LDCs number 50. Roughly 65 per cent are in Africa; a number of others are known as Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Many SIDS are low-lying and located in parts of the world already prone to extreme weather events, factors that make them highly vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise and fiercer and more frequent tropical storms.

    30 April 2009 | Article | Climate change
  • Just the beginning

    Yvo de Boer, who runs the UNFCCC secretariat, laid out clearly where we are with agreement on the text in his inimitable laconic style: ‘We are near to the end of putting things in and near to the beginning of taking things out.’

    12 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
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