Small Islands, Big Impact on Climate Action | United Nations | COP26 | Climate Action | Maldives

News sources quoted from: The United Nations


Media  – For more than thirty years, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have warned the world of the impacts of the climate crisis. Despite producing less than 1.5% of global carbon emissions, they are on the frontlines of the emergency- experiencing flooding, erosion, and in some cases, the threat of total submersion.

From the birth of the Alliance of Small Island States to the influence of SIDS in securing the critical goals of the Paris Agreement, watch how small islands make a big impact leading on climate action.

1990: Birth of the Alliance of Small Island States

2009: Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed hosts an underwater cabinet meeting

2015: The Republic of the Marshall Islands forms the High Ambition Coalition in the run-up to negotiations of the Paris Agreement

2021: Abdulla Shahid becomes first Maldivian to be elected president of the General Assembly

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