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Solomon Islands has joined other Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) to celebrate firm climate commitments at the margins of the Dubai World Expo 2020 at a gathering held on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Solomon Islands Commissioner-General to the Dubai Expo, Ambassador Moses Kouni Mose joined leaders from other SIDS at the event which was co-curated by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Masdar, including the United Arab Emirates for the many initiatives that have supported clean energy transition in SIDS.

For Solomon Islands, the government of UAE had successfully developed a photovoltaic solar plant that is now providing the country with 7 percent of its electricity needs. Working with the government of New Zealand, the one-megawatt solar plant, developed by Masdar, was built with a Dh183 million grant as part of the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund, supported by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

Ambassador Mose said Solomon Islands is increasing its overall efforts as a SIDS to help mitigate the growing impacts of Climate Change.

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Solomon Islands joins SIDS to mark climate commitment at Dubai expo