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Rising Up for SIDS: Amplifying Climate Action

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable countries in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges faced by SIDS. Despite the disproportionate vulnerabilities they face, SIDS are displaying courageous global leadership and pioneering change. UNDP's Offer Rising Up for SIDS responds to the most pressing needs of island states, supporting them in turning challenges into opportunities for prosperous and transformative recovery. As part of UNDP's SIDS offer, UNDP is supporting countries promote decarbonized and resilient societies through scaled-up climate action.

UNDP's climate action pillar focuses on three areas, all key for transformative development impact in SIDS: (1) energy transformation; (2) adaptation and resilience; and (3) nature-based solutions. By amplifying ambitions, leveraging innovative development solutions and fostering genuine and durable partnerships, UNDP will support SIDS in safeguarding progress on the SAMOA Pathway, the 2030 Agenda and building back better, bluer and greener. Let us come together and rise up for SIDS.