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Local Solutions: Adapting to Climate Change in Small Island Developing States
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Local Solutions in Small Island Developing States

This report brings together case studies that highlight how CBA projects have helped to increase the adaptive capacities of local communities in SIDS.

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Caribbean communities on the front lines of climate change adaptation

This analysis from CDKN identifies a series of approaches to help community-level organisations to increase climate resilience in the Caribbean.

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Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: The Caribbean

An analysis of 10 years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic development are vulnerable to climate change and its impacts.

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Climate resilience cartoon for the Philippines

This cartoon was created for local farmers in the Visayas to illustrate the causes and impacts of climate change, and to communicate simple adaptation measures for local agricultural activities.

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Coastal ecosystem-based approaches for island nations

New web-based resources encourage the adoption of coastal ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) as part of wider adaptation strategies of island nations.

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DAMP Handbook

A handbook to help local facilitators train communities to identify climate change adaptation strategies and to identify indicators of change and triggers for when to act.

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Construction of rainwater harvesting and waste water recycling facility at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

View of a section of the CBBRAS water park. Photograph courtesy of Winston Bennett Background The Special Program for Adaptation to Climate Change (SPACC) pilot project “ To complement the national...
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Adaptation Finance from Tourism in SIDS

Abstract Worldwide tourism is one of the largest global industries and is the main economic sector of many Small Island Development States (SIDS). Unfortunately the tourism industry in SIDS will be...
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Small Island Developing States

Summary The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report , which the IPCC is releasing in four...
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Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP)

Project background Pacific Island countries, some of which stand just a few metres above sea level, form one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. The nature-based...
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Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments

Introduction All communities want to live among healthy and abundant natural resources that provide many benefits, including food, income, medicine, and cultural value. However, coastal people...
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UNESCO: Islands of the Future – Building resilience in a changing world

The ‘Islands of the Future – Building resilience in a changing world’ booklet highlights UNESCO activities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), covering the period from 2006-2013. Contributing...
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Desa Ekologis Tangguh dan Adaptive Perubahan Iklim

Latar Belakang Indonesia merupakan negara kepulauan dengan jumlah pulau yang mencapai 13.446 dan panjang garis pantai kurang lebih 81.000. Indonesia memiliki 35 Provinsi dan lebih dari 400 kabupaten...
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Small Islands Climate Adaptation Training

This project aims to support the planning of locally relevant climate adaptation programmes and projects by providing a combination of face-to-face and testing of electronic learning opportunities.

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Climate diplomacy Seeing the bigger picture

Abstract This policy brief urges the leaders of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – which are most vulnerable to climate change - to integrate climate messaging into foreign and diplomatic affairs. By...
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CCORAL climate adaptation tool launched in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tooL – CCORAL – is an online support system for climate resilient decision making.​

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Climate Change Matters May '13 edition

Ecosystem-based adaptation in Vanuatu The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is working with the Department of Fisheries to implement an Ecosystem-based Adaptation...
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West Cork Islands

The West Cork Islands Integrated Development Strategy was developed by RPS Planning and Environment, working closely with the West Cork Islands Interagency Group (which comprises groups representing...
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A risk management approach to climate adaptation in the Caribbean

The countries of the Caribbean community (CARICOM) have great cause for concern when it comes to climate change: the impacts of climate change could severely impact their development. Building and...
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Sea Change: Island Communities and Climate Change

Abstract Island communities stand to be among the first and most adversely affected by the impacts of global climate change. Rising sea levels, changing precipitation and storm patterns, and...
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CBA in coastal Madagascar

Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development (BALANCED) Newsletter (Volume 1 | Issue 3 | June 2011) Along the southwest coast of Madagascar lies the world’s fourth...
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Marine Conservation in Madagascar

Abstract With over 5,500 km of coastline spanning more than 14 degrees of latitude, Madagascar boasts a diversity of marine and coastal habitats that is unrivalled in the Indian Ocean. These...
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Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) / Acclimate / Regional Strategy

July 9, 2012 IOC’s high-level workshop leads to the validation of a regional strategy for adaptation to climate change for the western Indian Ocean islands. Multi-sectoral officials and other...
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Community-based adaptation in Solomon Islands

This video has kindly been released with the approval of the BoeBoe community. It shows some of the process and learning through the participatory 3D modeling activity carried out in BoeBoe village,...
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