Islanders from Vanuatu and the Bay of Bengal have already been forced to move as a result of sea-level rise while many island communities in Alaska in the face of fierce storms and rapid coastal erosion are contemplating a move inland. Five main climate change-related factors, some interlinked, threaten the viability of living … Continue reading Island evacuation
Combining different knowledges: Community-based climate change adaptation in small island developing states
This paper describes a community-based framework for combining different types of knowledge to address climate change. It builds on earlier work by Mercer to develop and pilot a framework for addressing disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The SIDS face similar sustainability challenges, including exceptional vulnerability to climate change.
Climate change and Small Island Developing States: A critical review
This paper reviews published work and projects on climate change and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), covering impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation. As a critical review, this paper does not seek to be comprehensive, but it extracts key ideas and discusses key material to evaluate the current state of knowledge on SIDS and climate change. Illustrative … Continue reading Climate change and Small Island Developing States: A critical review
Dealing with climate change on Small Island Developing States
This paper describes the main challenges that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are expected to face from climate change and possible responses to those challenges. The main impacts on SIDS from climate change are from air and sea temperature increases, changes to precipitation and storms, and ocean acidification, which in turn have major impacts on … Continue reading Dealing with climate change on Small Island Developing States