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Small Island Destinations In Critical Need Of Urgent Support As Tourism Plunges, UNWTO Warns

Without strong support, the sudden and unexpected fall in tourism could devastate the economies of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has warned. Since tourism is a strong socio-economic pillar of many SIDS, the impact that COVID-19 is having on the sector places millions of jobs and businesses at risk, with women and informal workers the most vulnerable.
Tags: Travel, Small Island Developing States, World Tourism Organization UNWTO


Grenada PM: Climate change is an existential threat for us in the islands

Keith C. Mitchell writes that as Small Island Developing States leaders deal with the aftermath of hurricanes like Irma and Maria, they will not play a waiting game on doing something about climate change -- hoping major economies would come to our rescue.
Tags: Cnn, Grenada, Maria, Small Island Developing States, Irma, Keith C Mitchell


Small islands use big platform to warn of climate change

At the U.N. this week, dozens of Small Island Developing States — SIDS for short — have been trying to draw attention to what they see as the overarching threat of our time. The message may finally be getting through
Tags: Weather, News, Environment, Small Island Developing States, Nation & World


The Fight for U.S. Climate Action Is Just Getting Started

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at Cop22 (State Department) As world leaders gathered earlier this week in Marrakech to figure out how to avoid the end of the world as we know it, a surprising plot twist upped the suspense. After this election, can we still save the planet? Or more precisely, will the U.S. choose to act in time? On Wednesday, the Obama Administration released a blueprint for decarbonizing the U.S., which, for now, is still the world's largest economy. While...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Congress, Obama Administration, China, Walmart, Morocco, Paris, Winston Churchill, Hilton, John Kerry, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Power Plan, Huffington Post, Exxon


Zika, Climate Change and Me

I never thought that my work and personal life would collide in such an uncanny way: at the intersection of Zika and climate change. I am a climate change fellow with the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 39 small island countries at the United Nations, based in New York City. A few months ago, I returned from a short getaway to my home in the Caribbean, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with a renewed tan, my beloved pepper sauce and, apparently, the Zika virus incubating...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Obama, Senate, New York City, Americas, United States, Morocco, United Nations, Brazil, World Health Organisation, Huffington Post, Latin America, New York State, Caribbean


Habitat III is over, but will its New Urban Agenda transform the world's cities?

Quito lights up for Habitat III. Alexei Trundle, Author provided Alexei Trundle, University of Melbourne; André Stephan, University of Melbourne; Hayley Henderson, University of Melbourne; Hesam Kamalipour, University of Melbourne, and Melanie Lowe, University of Melbourne The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year "roadmap" to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New ...
Tags: News, Athens, Un, Pacific, Huffington Post, Small Island Developing States, Quito, East Asia, Melbourne Australia, UN General Assembly, Habitat for Humanity, Global South, Quito Ecuador, UN Habitat


Small Island States with Big Ocean Visions

Over the next two weeks I will be representing the world's smallest nation, the Republic of Nauru, at a meeting at the United Nations aimed at protecting the world's greatest natural asset, the ocean. For the people of small islands, understanding the importance of the ocean to human survival is as natural as breathing. If the ocean is healthy, we are healthy; if the future of the ocean is uncertain, so is ours. It is therefore alarming to witness the warming, rising and acidification of the sea...
Tags: New York, News, Earth, United Nations, Un, Nauru, Huffington Post, Small Island Developing States, Small Island States


Urgent Plea From the Pacific

Fiji came to the first UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul with an urgent plea from all Pacific peoples and the citizens of vulnerable low lying nations around the world. We desperately need the global community to assist us to adapt to the greatest humanitarian challenge we have ever faced - the threat to our very existence brought about by the extreme weather events and rising sea levels caused by climate change. The nations of the world recognised the urgent need to tackle this issue wh...
Tags: News, Paris, Un, Pacific, Istanbul, Huffington Post, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati, Small Island Developing States, Marshall Islands, WINSTON, UN Climate Summit, Voreqe Bainimarama, Kiribati Tuvalu


Barbados's Mystical Flower Forest

Today's adventure started off with a 100-metre dash from the River Road van stand, into the back entrance of the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal. The Sugar Hill bus is every hour on the hour. "Doh go too far y'hear, otherwise I would forget yuh!" warns the friendly bus driver. He quickly assesses me above his shades and reassures me that I can manage the walk from the bus stop to the mystical Flower Forest. Sure, I could have waited 30 minutes for the Chalky Mount bus but I was too anxious to get...
Tags: Minnesota, India, East Coast, Huffington Post, Caribbean, Small Island Developing States, Barbados, Secret Garden, River Road, LIV, St Vincent the Grenadines, Sugar Hill, Shalisha Samuel, Barbados s Mystical Flower Forest, Chalky Mount, Shalisha


Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival

French President François Hollande and President of the Regional Council of Martinique, Serge Letchimy. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownFORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 9 2015 (IPS)Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year. The position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 14 independent countries, was put forward by...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Headlines, Climate Change, France, Environment, Green Economy, European Union, Francois Hollande, Grenada, Paris, United Nations, Sea Level Rise, Aid, Biodiversity, St Vincent