Islands of the Future:
Blue Solutions and Highest Ambition on Climate Change

A Side Event at the UN Oceans Conference 2022

Hosted by the Governments of Vanuatu, Tuvalu, St. Kitts & Nevis & Palau

Partners: Pacific Island Climate Action Network, The Stimson Center, Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund, The Commonwealth Secretariat

Wednesday 29 June 2022

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Vanuatu, Tuvalu, St Kitts & Nevis and Palau with Stimson, Taiwan ICDF & Commonwealth Secretariat will share innovative research, tools, legal and diplomatic approaches for SIDS to take action to build coastal climate resilience.

Alignment with UNOC Theme #5:

“Promoting and strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies,
in particular for small island developing States and least developed countries”

Welcome and Introductions

Sally Yozell, Director of Environmental Security, Stimson Center

Moderated Discussion

· Sally Yozell, Director of Environmental Security, Stimson Center (moderator)

· Hon. Minister Silas Bule Melve, Vanuatu

· Dr. Tapugao Falefou, Chief Secretary to the Government, Tuvalu

· HE Ambassador Illana Seid, Permanent Representative to the UN, Palau

· Ms. Cheryl Jeffers, Conservation Officer, St. Kitts and Nevis

· Mr. Alex Shyy, Deputy Secretary General, TaiwanICDF

· Ms. Heidi Prislan, Commonwealth Blue Charter Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat

Calls to Action Video

Prime Ministers of Vanuatu and Tuvalu

Q&A with Panel

Moderated by Sally Yozell

Summary & Conclusion

Thank you and closing