Meeting of LDCs and AOSIS Climate Negotiators to be Convened

15 June 2010: The EU has provided US$1.1 million to the Solomon Islands Government to host an international meeting of 200 climate change negotiators from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to discuss key climate change issues ahead of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

Representatives from 91 countries that are parties to the UNFCCC will participate in the Honiara meeting, which is expected to take place at the end of September or the first week of October 2010. The objective is to consolidate the positions of all vulnerable States, which incorporates both the LDCs and small island developing States (SIDS). [UN-OHRLLS Press Release]