International Year for Small Island Developing States

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, yesterday launched the ‘International Year for Small Island Developing States”. SIDS are already experiencing the on-going impact of climate disruption caused by unwise resource use. Last week, Ramos-Horta (Timor-Leste) and Nasheed (Maldives) urged Asian countries to ensure a more stable climate, by “(strengthening our) natural defences, embracing clean growth, and leading the push for a global climate deal” South China Morning Post.┬áSIDS have to manage all that large nations manage: waste management, water, air quality, defence, employment, foreign relations, economic activity, social cohesion, cultural expression and more. And they do it with fewer people, fewer resources, and the strength of their character in a world that honours the strong and those who use resources unwisely. This is the last year that we, as a species, can respond to the challenge to reverse the degeneration of our planet. Let us work closely with Small Island States to implement what actually works, and what adds value to us as humans.

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