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PRESS RELEASE: Small Islands Call on Marrakech to Live Up To Action COP Billing

November 7th, 2016

At the opening of COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco, which beyond all expectations will now serve as the first meeting of parties to the Paris Agreement…

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AOSIS reacts to EU ratification of Paris Agreement

September 30th, 2016

“The move by the EU demonstrates their continued role as an international climate change leader and brings us yet another step closer to having the…

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UPDATE: 30 Countries Complete Paris Agreement Ratification, 60 in total

September 21st, 2016

UNITED NATIONS--An additional 30 countries from around the world completed the ratification process for the Paris Agreement today, including AOSIS…

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Press Release: Small Islands Call on All Countries to Ratify Paris Agreement as Entry Into Force Threshold Nears

September 21st, 2016

UNITED NATIONS—Even as world leaders contemplate a proliferation of global challenges they face at the 71st United Nations General Assembly, the…

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RELEASE: Small Islands React to US and China Ratifying Paris Agreement

September 3rd, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2016 In response to the world's two biggest emitters ratifying the Paris Agreement, the Chair of AOSIS,…

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Media Advisory: Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C

August 11th, 2016

**Media Advisory** Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C UNITED NATIONS--Understanding the…

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Small islands call on countries to accelerate climate action

May 16th, 2016

"The solutions to climate change are more cost effective than ever and success stories for effective action abound. The only question is whether we…

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AOSIS Members Join Secretary General in Early Ratification Event

April 22nd, 2016

UNITED NATIONS—On the sidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement ceremony here today, where a record 167 countries will sign the historic…

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Small Islands Lead World in Climate Treaty Ratification

April 21st, 2016

UNITED NATIONS—Leaders from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 44 island and coastal nations that are highly vulnerable to…

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Press release: Maldives Among First to Ratify Paris Climate Agreement

April 4th, 2016

4 April, 2016--Today, the parliament of the Republic of the Maldives, one of the first country’s to raise the alarm on the danger of climate change…

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Meeting tomorrow: New committee ushers in sustainable development progress

February 24th, 2016

WHAT: Inaugural Meeting of the Steering Committee on Partnership for SIDS meeting. In 2014, the signing of the SAMOA Pathway agreement marked a new…

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Fiji Assessing Needs in Wake of Worst-Ever Cyclone

February 24th, 2016

New York, 1830hrs, 23 February 2016 --The extent of destruction from Tropical Cyclone Winston, the Southern Hemisphere’s strongest tropical storm…

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Cyclone Winston: Grim reminder of life in a warming world.

February 23rd, 2016

NEW YORK--With widespread power outages and entire islands cut off from the mainland, reports on the impact of Cyclone Winston are still trickling…

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Press Release: AOSIS Ministers Lay Out Priorities Ahead of Week Two

December 7th, 2015

Paris—After meeting ahead of the second week of United Nations climate change negotiations, the Ministers and heads of delegation here…

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Press Conference: TUVALU Perspectives on Climate Talks

December 3rd, 2015

‘TUVALU Perspectives on the Climate Talks in Paris’ Tuvalu is one of the most vulnerable islands to the impact of Climate Change. On the…

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Paris Must Show Global Solidarity to Tackle Climate Change

November 29th, 2015

Paris—Ahead of the highly-anticipated United Nations climate change conference that begins here this week, perhaps the generation’s last chance…

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Small Islands: Co-Chairs’ Text Falls Short in Bonn

October 19th, 2015

"As the countries most vulnerable to climate change, we are always mindful that a weak deal could be worse than no deal at all." Bonn,…

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Small Islands Seek Breakthrough in Bonn

August 31st, 2015

Bonn, Germany—At the opening of the latest round of United Nations climate change talks, Amjad Abdulla, chief negotiator for the Alliance of Small…

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Progress in Bonn, But Crunch Is On

June 11th, 2015

Bonn, Germany—At the closing of the latest round of U.N. climate talks, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a group of 44 small island…

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Small Islands propose “below 1.5˚C” global goal for Paris Agreement

June 8th, 2015

”A 1.5 degree limit must be a part of the Paris agreement - for the sake of present and future generations” Bonn, Germany 8 June 2015— The…

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Press Release: Small islands say recent extreme weather should motivate climate action

June 1st, 2015

Bonn, Germany— At the opening of the latest round of U.N. climate talks, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a group of 44 small island…

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AOSIS Ambassadors Hold Special Meeting on Vanuatu Cyclone Recovery

March 25th, 2015

UNITED NATIONS—Ambassadors from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) met here today to discuss Vanuatu’s recovery efforts after Cyclone…

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Geneva Takes a Step on the Road to Paris

February 13th, 2015

Geneva—At the conclusion of the United Nations climate change negotiations here, the first in a series of meetings this year designed to advance…

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AOSIS Sees Important Opportunity for Progress in Geneva

February 8th, 2015

Geneva—Ahead of the opening of the international climate talks here, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for…

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Maldives Delivers AOSIS Post-2015 SD Statement

January 19th, 2015

Co-Facilitators, I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States, a coalition comprising 39 small island states and…

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AOSIS High Level Statement Delivered at COP 20 in Lima

December 9th, 2014

Delivered by His Excellency Honourable Baron Divavesi Waqa M.P., President of the Republic of Nauru and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island  Su…

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Small islands lay out priorities at start of Lima

December 1st, 2014

Ahead of the opening of the international climate talks in Lima, Peru, Ambassador Marlene Moses, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island…

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AOSIS Ministers Set Out Priorities Ahead of Lima

November 12th, 2014

Mahe, Seychelles—This week, Nauru, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) convened a meeting of the group’s ministers, which was…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Small islands outline priorities ahead of final climate talks before Lima

October 20th, 2014

At the opening of the latest round of international climate talks here, Ngedikes “Olai” Uludong, lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small…

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AOSIS Climate Summit Address

September 23rd, 2014

The following statement was delivered today by His Excellency the Honourable Baron Waqa M.P., President of the Republic of Nauru and Chair of the…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AOSIS Leaders Endorse Declaration at Samoa Conference

September 2nd, 2014

AOSIS Leaders Endorse Declaration at Samoa Conference  Apia, Samoa—The Heads of Delegation from the Alliance of Small Island States gathered here…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 June 2014: Small islands lay out priorities ahead of Lima

June 14th, 2014

At the closing of the latest round of international climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Ambassador Marlene Moses, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island…

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For Immediate Release: Small Islands See Opportunity for Essential Progress at Bonn Climate Talks

June 4th, 2014

At the opening of the latest round of international climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Ambassador Marlene Moses, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island…

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Reaction to ADP Closing at COP19

November 23rd, 2013

At the closing of the ADP session of COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, Ambassador Marlene Moses, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a…

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Small Islands Invoke Walesa at climate talks

November 20th, 2013

Opening Statement of the High Level Segment COP-19 / CMP- 9  delivered by H.E. Baron Waqa, President of Nauru, on behalf of
 the Alliance of Small…

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For immediate release: Japan’s New Target Puts Small Islands In Greater Danger

November 15th, 2013

In response to the announcement made by Japan today that it is drastically reducing its emissions reduction target, the Alliance of Small Island…

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For Immediate Release: Small Islands Call For Urgency in Warsaw in Wake of Deadly Typhoon

November 11th, 2013

Warsaw, Poland—At the opening of the latest round of United Nations climate change talks here, where the negotiations open against the backdrop…

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For immediate release: Ambassador Moses Responds to U.S. Climate Plan

June 25th, 2013

New York, 25 June--In response to the details of the U.S. climate plan released this morning, Ambassador Marlene Moses, Permanent Representative to…

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Small Island Press Release on Conclusion of Climate Talks

June 14th, 2013

14 June 2013, Bonn, Germany—At the closing of the latest round of U.N. climate talks, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a group of 44…

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Press Release: AOSIS and LDCs Urge Focus on Implementing Short-Term Emissions Reductions

June 3rd, 2013

3 June 2013, Bonn, Germany—At the opening of the June session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, the Alliance…

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Press Release: AOSIS and LDCs Call for Focus at June ADP session in Bonn

May 3rd, 2013

For Immediate Release: 3 May 2013 CONTACT: Contact: Michael Crocker, michael.crocker@aosis.org, + 1 978 968 9499 AOSIS and LDCs advice to…

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For immediate release: AOSIS Opening Statement ADP 2

April 29th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 April 2013 Bonn, Germany – At the opening of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for…

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AOSIS Chair Praises EU For Climate Support

March 25th, 2013

The Republic of Nauru, current Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), announced at a recent plenary meeting of Ambassadors from AOSIS…

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Nauru’s Foreign Minister Reacts to Doha Outcome

December 8th, 2012

For Immediate Release: 8 December 2012 Contact: Michael Crocker, michael.crocker@aosis.org, +1 978 968 9499 Doha—At the rushed end of the…

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Small islands welcome UNSG call for 2014 world leaders climate summit

December 5th, 2012

Today at an informal ministerial roundtable, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced a plan "to convene world leaders in 2014 to mobilize the…

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3 Dec. Press Release From AOSIS Ministers

December 2nd, 2012

AOSIS Ministers: Our Survival Hinges on Ambition DOHA—Following the Alliance of Small Island States’ (AOSIS) High Level Meeting on Sunday,…

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Press release: AOSIS, LDCs, African Group: Talks Falling Short on Short-Term Ambition

December 1st, 2012

1 December, 2012 AOSIS, LDCs, African Group: Talks Falling Short on Short-Term Ambition DOHA—As the first week of climate change negotiations in…

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Press Release: 100 Countries Stand United on Kyoto Protocol in Doha

November 26th, 2012

For Immediate Release: 26 November 2012 CONTACT: Contact: Michael Crocker, michael.crocker@aosis.org, + 1 978 968 9499 AOSIS, LDCs,…

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Press Release: Leaders of Small Islands Adopt Climate Change Declaration at UNGA

September 28th, 2012

New York—Last night, leaders from the Alliance of Small Island States’ (AOSIS), a group of 43 low-lying and coastal states that are highly…

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