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Welcome to the virtual Island Pavilion @ COP27, with updates coming to you live from our team on the ground in Egypt!

As the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) starts today, islands worldwide are calling for urgent and accelerated implementation to tackle the climate crisis and address the needs of remote, coastal and other vulnerable communities.

Last week, the Caribbean Climate Justice Alliance released an important statement calling for five priority areas for action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the needs of our most vulnerable:

  1. Curbing emissions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5˚C
  2. Scaling up locally-led and ecosystem-based solutions for adaptation and resilience
  3. Improving access to and delivery of climate finance for frontline communities, small and micro-enterprises and civil society organisations as part of a ‘whole of society’ approach
  4. Ensuring additional and dedicated finance for loss and damage and fully operationalising the Santiago Network on Loss and Damage
  5. Supporting a just transition for pro-poor, inclusive, sustainable and resilient development

Island representatives hope to turn the tide at COP27 and have their voices heard by policymakers from around the world.

If you know about an island-related event during COP27, please submit it to be displayed on our events calendar:

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What we are looking forward to this week

Pacific Island Leadership for Ocean, Climate & Energy

Date & Time: 8 November, 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM (Egypt)
Location: Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
Organization: Island Innovation & Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF)

COP27 Talanoa Dialogue

Date & Time: 9 November, 16:00 PM (Egypt)
Location: Climate Action Stage, Innovation Zone
Organization: UN Climate Change High Level Champions

Climate Justice: Current Solutions for Future Challenges

Date & Time: 9 November, 18:00 PM – 19:00 PM
Location: WeMeanBusiness Pavilion, Blue Zone
Organization: We Mean Business Coalition

How the integration of local knowledge can enhance climate adaptation and mitigation solutions, resilience and preserve biodiversity?
Date & Time: 10 November, 14:30 PM – 15:30 PM
Location: Pavillon France COP27
Organization: FRIENDSHIP France, SMILO

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