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2 Events organised during the COP 21

The Overseas Countries and Territories of the EU - from the Poles to the Tropics - December 5th, UNFCCC COP21, Paris

The OCTs invite you to learn more about them and to discover their innovative approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation, common ambitious roadmap on Renewable Energy, recent accession to IRENA’s Lighthouse Initiative, and learn more about their partnership with the EU.

Date 5 December 2015 from 4.15 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue COP21, Blue zone, EU Pavillon, Hall 2B, Le Bourget, Paris, France
(***UNFCCC COP21 accreditation is required to access the EU Pavilion***)

Speakers include Hon. Mike Eman, Prime Minister of Aruba and OCTA Vice Chair; Hon. Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s Minister of Finance, Mineral Resources & Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Innovative Island Solutions: From the Poles to the Tropics - December 8th

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) are coordinating this high-level event co-hosted by H.E. Mike Eman, Prime Minister for Aruba and Vice-Chair of OCTA, and The Hon. Didier Dogley, Seychelles’ Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change on behalf of the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Leaders. This event aims to:

1. Showcase the array of sustainable island solutions that are advancing climate adaptation, building resilience, and can be of great value for developing, as well as, developed countries;
2. Inspire governments, international organizations and public and private entities to support implementation of innovative island solutions and mobilize greater action for islands;
3. Launch GLISPA’s ten year anniversary and its 2030 Strategy to build resilient and sustainable island communities; and give OCTAs 2015-2020 strategy visibility beyond the EU.

Date: Tuesday 8 December from 7pm to 10pm
INVITATION ONLY: kindly contact Mrs Mira Kleist (