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  1. Solar Power Leader Barbados to Host World Environment Day 2014

    Bridgetown, Barbados, 9 May 2014 - Barbados, a Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will host this year's World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June 2014, according to a joint announcement made today by the government of Barbados and the United...
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  2. SIDS - A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States

    Dear all, Those following the Ocean conference currently taking place in New York and of great relevance to our Small Island Developing States (SIDS) partners, you might also be interested by this publication from the Inter-America Development Bank : A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change...
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  3. Green Economy Transition Promises Multiple Benefits for Small Island States, UNEP Studies Confirm

    Information note on the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Nairobi, 24 February 2014- Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance...
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  4. Island Nations at a Crucial Turning Point, Says New UNEP Report

    With Almost 30 % of their Population Threatened by Sea Level Rise, Small Island Developing States Need ‘Blue Green Economy’ Innovations to Adapt to Climate Change Apia, Samoa, 2 September 2014 – Facing rising sea levels, increasingly frequent natural disasters, major waste and pollution challenges...
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  5. UN post-2015 agenda decided: Seychelles highlights new goal for conservation and sustainable use of oceans

    Seychellois fishermen bringing in their catch at Beau Vallon bay, Mahe island. Seychelles has highlighted the importance of goal 14 of the Post 2015 Agenda, which sets out to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. (Gerard Larose, STB) ( Seychelles News Agency ) -...
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  6. UN Conference on SIDS Generates More than US $1.9 Billion in Partnerships Tackling Such Issues as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Access to Energy

    Apia, 4 September - Nearly 300 partnerships between governments, businesses and civil society organizations from all over the world have been registered to support small island developing states bringing the total value of these commitments to over USD $1.9 billion, the United Nations announced...
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  7. Freshwater Crisis Averted by Joint UN-Maldives Effort

    Thoddoo Island, Maldives, 25 February 2016 - A new Integrated Water Supply System inaugurated Wednesday by the President of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom, will harness rainwater harvesting and seawater desalination to protect Thoddoo Island's precious freshwater resources from...
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  8. Governments, business leaders and civil society to advance action for Small Island Developing States at UN global gathering in Apia, Samoa- September 2014

    WHAT The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Facing a range of challenges, small island developing states (SIDS) are counting on a crucial September United Nations conference to present their case to the international community in order to seek collaborative and...
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  9. Caribbean's Largest Small Island Developing State Charts New Pathway to a Sustainable Future

    Havana, 17 September 2014 - From combatting desertification and drought, to disaster preparedness, and the better management of natural resources and protected areas, Cuba is well on its way to implementing the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (S.A.M.O.A. Pathway) -...
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