IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) Coverage
IISD RS is providing daily reports, daily web coverage, and a summary and analysis from this conference.
Enter your e-mail address to receive a free copy of our daily reports from this conference
Daily Web Coverage English version French version
htm
pdf
htm
pdf
Curtain Raiser HTML version PDF format HTML version PDF format
1 Sep HTML version PDF format HTML version PDF format
2 Sep HTML version PDF format HTML version PDF format
3 Sep HTML version PDF format HTML version PDF format
4 Sep & Summary HTML version PDF format HTML version PDF format
Summary and Analysis English version French version
htm
pdf
htm
pdf
7 Sep HTML version PDF format HTML version PDF format
  Compilation in English   Compilation in French
 
pdf
 
pdf
7 Sep   PDF format  
Format PDF
Loading...
Sign up for ENB
Sign up for SIDS-L
SIDS Policy & Practice

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) - ‘The Sustainable Development of SIDS Through Genuine and Durable Partnerships’

1-4 September 2014 | Apia, Samoa

Daily Web Coverage (Click on the Following Links to See our Daily Webpages)
Highlights for Saturday, 30 August 2014
Third International Conference on SIDS
Representatives of Major Groups and other stakeholders attend the pre-conference forum at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Convention Centre

The pre-conference Renewable Energy Forum highlighted the economic, social and climate change mitigation benefits of renewable energy, while also identifying and showcasing policies, practices and experiences to increase renewable energy use in SIDS. During a high level discussion, SIDS leaders provided their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges inherent in their countries’ transition to a sustainable energy future. A panel discussion on mainstreaming renewables in SIDS explored options for accessing the capital necessary to achieve renewable energy targets, including financial mechanisms available for infrastructure investment. They also examined how to create enabling environments for attracting investments, and how to mitigate risk for financial investors. Innovative partnerships and initiatives were showcased and offered replicable case studies from a variety of global actors. SIDS leaders and development partners reflected on the day’s discussions, outlining steps and strategies required to accelerate the deployment of renewables, in particular, considering priority areas for progress, including overcoming barriers for renewable energy deployment, maximizing opportunities, and increasing the potential for new partnerships and innovative technologies. The session will present recommendations to the Sustainable Energy Partnership Dialogue on 3 September 2014.



Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister, Samoa
Wu Hongbo, Secretary-General for the Third International Conference on SIDS

Panel (L-R): Moderator Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA; H.E. Mr Baron Waqa, President, Nauru; H.E. Henry Puna, Prime Minister, Cook Islands; H.E. Mr Lord Siale'ataongo Tu'ivakano, Prime Minister, Tonga; H.E. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guyana; and H.E. Dr Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mauritius

Moderator Adnan Amin, International Renewable Energy Agency
H.E. Mr Baron Waqa, Nauru
H.E. Henry Puna, Cook Islands

H.E. Mr Lord Siale'ataongo Tu'ivakano, Tonga
H.E. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Guyana
H.E. Dr Arvin Boolell, Mauritius

Nicholas Watts, Commonwealth Human Ecology Council
Solomone Fifita, Secretariat of the Pacific Community


Panel (L-R): Elizabeth Thompson, Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All); H.E. Mr Abdou Nassur Madi, Minister of Environment and Energy, Comoros; Amb. Angus Friday, Grenada; Amb. Andrew Jacobs, Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific; Dr. Venkata Putti, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank; Dr. Justin Ram, Director of Economics, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB); and Gavin Murray, Regional Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Elizabeth Thompson, Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All)
Gavin Murray, IFC

H.E. Mr Abdou Nassur Madi, Comoros
Amb. Andrew Jacobs, Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific

Dr Venkata Putti, World Bank
Amb. Angus Friday, Grenada
Dr Justin Ram, CBD


Martin Krause, United Nations Development Program
Robin Pene, Tokelau Energy






Funding for coverage of this conference has been provided by the
UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank
UNDP UNEP World Bank

Daily Web Coverage (Click on the Following Links to See our Daily Webpages)
Related Links
Conference resources

*Conference Website *Draft Organization of Work *SAMOA Pathway document
*Side Events *Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogues *Parallel Events
*General Assembly Resolutions *Barbados Programme of Action *Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
*International Year of SIDS Website *SIDSnet *Host Country Website


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS report on SAMOA Pathway

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting (IPM) for the Third International Conference on SIDS, 26-28 August 2013, Bridgetown, Barbados (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS summary and analysis of the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS, 17-19 July 2013, Baie Lazare, Seychelles (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS summary and analysis of the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS, 10-12 July 2013, Nadi, Fiji (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS summary and analysis of the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS, 2-4 July 2013, Kingston, Jamaica (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS coverage of the High-level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (MSI+5), 24-25 September 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletIISD RS coverage of the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS, 10-14 January 2005, Port Louis, Mauritius

bulletIISD RS coverage of the SIDS Preparatory Meeting for the 10-Year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action, 14-16 April 2004, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS, 26-30 January 2004, Nassau, Bahamas

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Twenty-second Special Session of the General Assembly for the Review and Appraisal of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA+5), 27-28 September 1999, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletIISD RS summary report of the Barbados Conference on the Sustainable Development of SIDS, 25 April - 6 May 1994, Bridgetown, Barbados (HTML - PDF)

bulletSIDS-L - A mailing list for news on SIDS policy

bulletSIDS Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing SIDS

bulletLinkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
View HTML version Questions about the content of this page? E-mail the Digital Editor
| Back to IISD RS "Linkages" | Visit IISDnet | Send e-mail to IISD RS |
© 2014
, IISD. All rights reserved.