As part of the COP27 actions at a National level, Samoa held a Post-COP27 in correspondence to the Pre-COP National Dialogue that was held on the 24th October 2022. Hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Post-COP27 workshop gathered the same key stakeholders from Ministries, Agencies, Civil Societies, Youth groups, Academic Institutions, Regional Organizations and Private Sectors to the discuss the outcomes of the global annual meeting.
The content of the workshop was composed of presentations from each team member that made up the delegation that travelled to the Sharm el Shiek Eygpt for the COP27. The workshop was formally opened by the Hon. Minister for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Pose Schuster, who was also the co leader of the Samoa COP delegation. Toeolosulusulu thanked in particular, the partnership with SPREP whom generously funded both the Pre-COP and Post-COP workshops which greatly contributed to coordination of the national climate action priorities for the delegation to present in COP which improved the efficiency and effectiveness of the team that attended COP. These workshops are also a valuable platform for all the stakeholders to come together to contribute and have their say in the national statement of Samoa on climate actions that was presented in COP and to hear back on the outcomes.
The stakeholders heard reflections and outcomes of the sessions and events attended by delegates from MNRE, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ministry of Women Community and Social Development that attended, specifically to the different thematic areas of COP27 that each representative tended to. The delegates spoke of their experiences and although the meetings were long and intense there were many ‘wins’ and stories of success that resulted from the delegates perseverance and determination to get good outcomes from the many sessions across diverse thematic areas such as the Minister successfully being the AOSIS Mitigation Champion. The workshop closed with a tree planting activity specifically for the National Delegates to offset their carbon emission footprint in partnership with Samoa Conservation Society (James Atherton), and to count towards the 3 million campaign. The Ministry would like to thank all that attended as well as the continuous support from SPREP