Strong Partnerships with SIDS: Linking NDC Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts with Climate Finance for Sustainable Development

Organiser: BMUB

Role of MCII: Presenter

Summary Description:

Building on a fruitful cooperation in the UNFCCC negotiations, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are also important partners in Germany’s climate cooperation. As many of the SIDS have committed to ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement where adaptation, mitigation, and finance efforts come together and are closely aligned to the 2030 Agenda, this side event will put a spotlight on the strong domestic, regional and international partnerships that are necessary to achieve the formulated targets in an integrated and sustainable manner. Especially in the small economies of SIDS the interlinkage of various sectors and ecosystems, the vulnerabilities of island life and infrastructure as well as the economic and financial implications need to be considered. One of the key questions of the side event addresses the question of how the transition efforts that require the interplay of many stakeholders for NDC-implementation and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the SIDS can be organized domestically and supported regionally and internationally.

Panel Speakers:

  • Moderator: Vera Scholz (GIZ)
  • State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth (BMUB)
  • Sen. the Hon. Winston Garraway, Minister of State Responsibility for Disaster Management & Information, Grenada
  • Bruce Kijiner, Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands
  • Espen Ronneberg, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP)
  • Initiates file downloadSönke Kreft, Executive Director, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)


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