Small Island Developing State Leaders met in New York to set a course for critical negotiating positions at UN climate talks in November. Top of their list is finance for climate-related loss and damage, and the development of a ‘multidimensional vulnerability index’ or MVI.More details.
Ineza Grace of Youth Coalition: Loss & Damage Finance must be on COP27 agenda
The Loss and Damage Youth Coalition is ramping up its call for finance to address loss and damage this year. The coalition, founded in mid-2020, boasts more than 400 members, under 35 years old, from 41 countries around the world. “[The coalition began] with the simple aim to state that youth, we are here, we… Read more »More details.
Adapting to climate change in the Caribbean: Expert viewpoint from Donovan Campbell
Dr Donovan Campbell is a Lead Author of the ‘Small Islands’ chapter in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group II report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability to Climate Change. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of West Indies – Mona campus (Jamaica). Dr Campbell talked to CASA’s Mairi Dupar about the complexities of adapting to climate change in the Caribbean and how climate finance is critical.More details.
AOSIS pushes progress on Loss and Damage Finance Facility
Small island state negotiators chart way forward for climate at AOSIS regional workshops Thursday 11th August, 2022: The operationalisation of a Loss and Damage Finance Facility is an urgent issue for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that grapple with servicing loans to recover from extreme climate disasters and slow-onset impacts, at the cost of sustainable… Read more »More details.
In conversation with Ambassador Felson, AOSIS, on climate ambition
Ambassador Janine Felson of Belize, a climate change and oceans expert and advisor to the Alliance of Small Island States, talked to CASA this month about the climate crisis. In her video interview, she describes how climate change has affected Belize and forced the Caribbean nation to become more adaptive and resilient. Belize moved its… Read more »More details.