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SIDS4: Financing a Just Transition from Fossil Fuels

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AST

Join us on May 27, 2024, at the United Nations 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Antigua and Barbuda for an essential and timely facilitated discussion on the financing needs for a just transition from fossil fuels. This pivotal event, situated within the Conference Venue in Room 5, will serve as a focal point, bringing together finance experts, government officials, and specialists from the Fossil Fuel Treaty Initiative.

The gathering aims to delve deeply into the requirements, obstacles, and opportunities for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to actualize their transition aspirations. Moreover, it will provide a platform to discuss the fundamental principles that should underpin the proposed Treaty. This initiative is integral to shaping the future trajectory of SIDS towards sustainability, prosperity, and a fossil-fuel-free existence.

Anticipated outcomes include the integration of key demands into the main SIDS4 outcome document for the next decade: the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for SIDS (ABAS). ABAS stands as an action-oriented, forward-looking, and ambitious document encapsulating the collective SIDS vision and pathway toward a sustainable future.

Highlights of the event include a keynote address by the esteemed:

Hon. Sir Molwyn Joseph,
Minister of Health, Wellness, Social Transformation, and the Environment,
Government of Antigua and Barbuda

The session will feature an engaging panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session with distinguished participants including:

Racquel Moses,
CEO, Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator

Jwala Rambarran,
Senior Financing Advisor for the Caribbean

Hon. Dr. Maina Talia,
Minister of Home Affairs, Climate Change, and Environment (Tuvalu)

Hon. Ralph Regenvanu,
Minister of Climate Change Adaptation, Energy, Environment, Meteorology, Geohazards, and Disaster Management (Vanuatu)