European Institute for Asian Studies
Small Island Developing States: Leading the Battle Against Climate Change
  • Start11:30 AM - Aug 22 2017
  • End01:00 PM - Aug 22 2017
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • + 32 2 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

 

» Small Island Developing States:

Leading the Battle Against Climate Change« 

 

Expert exchange with 

H.E. Mr. Ahmed SHIAAN, Ambassador of the Maldives to the EU, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;

H.E. Mr Deo SARAN, Ambassador of Fiji to the Kingdom of Belgium, Permanent Representative to the European Union;

H.E. Mr. Haymandoyal DILLUM, Ambassador of Mauritius to the Kindom of Belgium, Head of Mission to the European Union;

And

Mr Pascal DELISLE, Adviser on Climate Change, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Moderator: Mr Eddy LAURIJSSEN, Board Member, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 11h30 – 13h00

A networking lunch will follow

 

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

 

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are being threatened with extinction because of rising sea-levels. While there has been a heightened focus on the risks SIDS face in recent years, more awareness is needed.Climate change is a stark reality for SIDS communities experiencing water shortages, damage to food crops from saltwater intrusion and an increase in epidemic outbreaks of diseases such as dengue linked to climate-related hazards. The Maldives, in particular, is well placed to raise awareness on climate change, as the chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 39 member states, through agreement on sustainable development, climate change, disaster risk reduction, financing for development and sustainable urbanization.

Furthermore, this seminar will examine how the European Union can be a crucial partner for the Maldives and other SIDS in their climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts through initiatives such as the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+), which supports SIDS in adapting to the impacts of climate change and integrating climate change resilience in their national development plans.

 Download H.E. Mr Ahmed Shiaan’s Power Point Presentation

Download Mr Pascal Delisle’s Power Point Presentation


Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are being threatened with extinction because of rising sea-levels. While there has been a heightened focus on the risks SIDS face in recent years, more awareness is needed. The Maldives is well placed to raise awareness on climate change, as the chair of the Alliance of Small Island States.

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