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Alliance of Small Island States

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Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is an intergovernmental organization of low-lying coastal and small island countries. Established in 1990, the main purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address global warming. AOSIS has been very active from its inception, putting forward the first draft text in the Kyoto Protocol negotiations as early as 1994. At the 2013 Warsaw climate change conference, AOSIS also pushed for the establishment of an international mechanism on loss and damages stressed by the wreckage of Supertyphoon Haiyan. As the existence of many AOSIS states are put at risk by climate change AOSIS has threatened lawsuits. The results of a recent review of the literature show that potential liability for climate change-related losses for the Alliance of Small Island States is over $570 trillion.

Many of the member states were present at the December 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15). Democracy Now! reported that members from the island state of Tuvalu interrupted a session of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference on 10 December 2009 to demand that global temperature rise be limited to 1.5 C instead of the proposed 2 C.

AOSIS has a membership of 44 states, of which 39 are members of the United Nations and 5 observers from all around the world. The alliance represents 28% of the developing countries, and 20% of the UN's total membership.

Link: AOSIS

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AOSIS map

 

Members, Observers and other participations

Full members Observers Special members
Antigua & Barbuda   American Samoa
Bahamas   Aruba
Barbados   Bonaire
Belize   Curaçao
Cape Verde   Guam
Comoros   Puerto Rico
Cook Islands   Saba
Cuba   Sint Eustatius
Dominica   Sint Maarten
Dominican Republic   US Virgin Islands
Fiji    
Grenada    
Guinea-Bissau    
Guyana    
Jamaica    
Kiribati    
Maldives    
Marshall Islands    
Mauritius    
Micronesia    
Nauru    
Niue    
Palau    
Papua New Guinea    
Saint Kitts    
Saint Lucia    
Saint Vicente    
Samoa    
Sao Tome & Principe    
Seychelles    
Singapore    
Solomon Islands    
Suriname    
Timor East    
Tonga    
Trinidad & Tobago    
Tuvalu    
Vanuatu    

 

 

 

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