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Just Transition at the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4)

The 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) will be held from May 27 to May 30, 2024, at the American University of Antigua in Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. Under the theme of “Charting the course toward resilient prosperity,” the conference seeks to evaluate the ability of SIDS to achieve sustainable development, which will result in an intergovernmental outcome document.

SIDS comprises 37 UN member nations and 20 associate members of regional commissions, spanning three key regions: the Caribbean; the Pacific; and the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and South China Sea (AIS). They are uniquely and unfortunately positioned at the forefront of multiple global crises, notably that of climate change.

A series of side events held in the conference venue will promote solutions to today’s most pressing issues, including just transition and inclusive leadership in energy transition.

Here are the events focused on just transition taking place at SIDS4:

May 27


Charting the Path for SIDS: Financing a just transition from fossil fuels

Location: Room 5

Organisers: Government of Tuvalu, Antigua and Barbuda Government, Vanuatu Government, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative, UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN OHRLLS)

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May 28


SIDS Leadership on a Global Just Transition from Fossil Fuels: Charting a path from SIDS4 to SIDS5

Location: Room 9

Organisers: Governments of Denmark and Samoa, Government of Samoa, Government of Denmark, BOGA Secretariat

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Just Finance: EnGendering sustainable climate resilience

Location: Room 11

Organisers: SAEDI Consulting (Barbados) Inc., UN Women, Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), UN World Food Programme, Grenada’s Ministry of Social & Community Development, Housing and Gender Affairs

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May 29


Women’s Leadership in Climate Action

Location: Room 2

Organisers: German Federal Foreign Office, Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

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Accelerating Just and Equitable Energy Transitions in SIDS

Location: Room 11

Organisers: Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), Government of Barbados, Government of Vanuatu, Commonwealth Secretariat

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