Transforming Energy: Spotlight on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change and yet are often dependent on imported fossil fuels for their energy needs. While renewable energy production is becoming more affordable and competitive each year and resources like wind, water and sunlight are abundant in SIDS, there are still many barriers that hamper the transition to clean energy, one of which is the lack of access to finance. Co-curated by ADFD, IRENA, and Masdar, the event will celebrate SIDS for making firm climate commitments as well as funders, including the UAE, for the many initiatives that have supported the clean energy transition in SIDS. Simultaneously, it will facilitate pivotal conversations on cross-sector collaboration when it comes to the clean energy transition in SIDS, with a special focus on project financing and engagement between investors and implementers. In addition to SIDS representatives, who will be given the center stage, the event will bring together key stakeholders who have championed the clean energy transition by developing renewable energy solutions in SIDS. This includes representatives from key organisations including AOSIS, IRENA, ADFD, MASDAR and GCF.


  • Deep dive by high-level speakers into the renewable energy transition in SIDS.

  • Showcase of best practice renewable energy projects in SIDS and discussion around successful mechanisms of renewable energy project financing.

  • Discussion around SIDS’ perspectives and asks for COP 26 in Glasgow, UK.

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