Date: 8 November 2021
Location: Glasgow COP
Host: US State Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
An official United States side event at COP26 titled Partnerships for Island Resilience: Sharing Solutions in the Great Ocean States, with special guest President Barack Obama. Featuring a panel of island leaders and representatives from Fiji, Grenada and the Marshall Islands, all members of the Local2030 Islands Network, the event saw the launch of two topic-specific Communities of Practice to facilitate engagement between islands through an iterative, peer-to-peer process. The United States also announced $9 million in financial support for the Local2030 Islands Network as part of the President's Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE)
Date: 6 November 2021
Location: Glasgow/ Virtual
Host: Global Island Partnership, UNDP GEF - Small Grants Programme, AOSIS, UNDESA, Rare, The Nature Conservancy
A hybrid side-event held during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland at the AOSIS pavillion. A special SIDS focused episode, participants celebrated innovative nature-based solutions to climate change and food-security challenges in Jamaica, Cabo Verde, Mauritius, and Palau.
Date: 21 October 2021
Host: Global Island Partnership, UNDP GEF - Small Grants Programme, Convention on Biological Diversity, UNDESA, Rare, Climate Strong Island Network
A special virtual event held in the margins of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15). Participants were treated to amazing presentations on real time grassroots biodiversity conservation efforts currently being sustained in Seychelles, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Palau.
Date: 12 July 2021
Host: Government of Ireland on behalf of the Local2030 Islands Network
A special side event convened by the Local2030 Islands Network during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Leaders, high-level officials, and stakeholders from numerous island economies, including Ireland, the United States, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Grenada and Guam shared perspectives on their approaches to a green, resilient and equitable COVID-19 recovery to address climate change and achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GLISPA serves as the co-secretariat to the Local2030 Network alongside our member, Hawai'i Green Growth.