Small Island Developing States priorities discussed at the UN General Assembly

Priorities for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at COP28 have been discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Samoa prime minister and Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) chair Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa said a strong plan of action for survival is needed right now.

She said they need much greater mitigation ambition from the international community.

Fiamē also said the loss and damage fund, discussed at COP27, must be operationalised and fit for purpose for SIDS "as communities most vulnerable to climate change".