In this regard, AOSIS
has called for urgent work by the scientific community and the IPCC to consider the implications of a two degree Celsius increase in global average surface temperature and on means to achieve low stabilisation levels to prevent negative impacts on SIDS.
Building from these gains in Bali, low-income states including LDCs, AOSIS
, and Bolivia came into the pivotal negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009 with their own set of ambitious demands.
The delegate of the Maldives, speaking for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS
), said procedural steps should include at a minimum a clear scope of steps.
Stellingburg will spend one year, based at the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations in New York where she will be working on climate change issues, including attending all major UNFCCC meetings and working alongside AOSIS
and Guyanas diplomats at the United Nations.
As of the opening of the session, Sudan, on behalf of the G77 (130 developing countries), and Grenada, for the small island states (AOSIS
), reasserted the need for a "legally binding global agreement," as is Kyoto for industrialised countries.
In the context of the international climate change negotiations, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS
) including Caribbean islands has championed proposals to include risk management and insurance in adaptation approaches.
They stressed the importance of AOSIS
, the Group of 77, and Development Partners being advised of, and lobbied to support, the principles and key messages of the Suva Declaration.
Carlgren will then continue his bilateral contacts and will participate in the OECD round table on sustainable development and the summit of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS
), on the 21st.
The effects of climate change and the vulnerability of small island nations as well as the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS
) ministerial meeting taking place in Seychelles since yesterday was one such issue of common interest addressed.
In this regard, there are many areas we could enhance cooperation bilaterally, through the CARICOM Secretariat, and at international fora such as the United Nations (UN), Forum of Small States (FOSS), Global Governance Group (3G), and Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS
He says that any countries not meeting their commitments should have deductions from their assigned amounts for the subsequent commitment period, but that the sanctions applied should also be reduced.Jan Pronk's proposals also touch on the Protocol's decision-making bodies, which it defines in line with the five regional groups recognised by the United Nations (1 member for each regional group, plus 1 member from AOSIS
(the Alliance of Small Island States), 2 members from Annex I countries and 2 members from countries not on Annex I).
Following the formalisation ceremonies, Ambassadors Cazeau and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries, including the programmes for Haiti s recovery from the devasting earthquake of 2010, the steady progress of the Fiji Roadmap towards sustainable democracy, the two countries cooperative work in AOSIS
on Climate Change issues, and the opportunities available for Haiti and Fiji to work together in the Group of 77.