While SIDS contribute only to a very small percentage of global emissions, they are taking decisive steps to scale up renewable energy and fulfil their own international climate pledges.
New IRENA tools and platforms to aid energy transition among small island states seek to turn urgency into opportunity.
Reliable solar-powered refrigerators are creating economic opportunities for remote, rural towns.
The Pacific Islands are perhaps best known for their beautiful beaches, azure waters and rich sea life, but they are rich in something else as well: renewable energy.
Fiji ratified IRENA treaty this month (02 November 2010). As of today, 148 countries and the European Union have signed IRENA's statute and 43 have ratified it.