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Maldives, a small island developing state.

Mental health and climate change in small island developing states

This paper reviews research about mental health and wellbeing under climate change in small island developing states (SIDS).

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A man in coastal Bangladesh looks out over the sea which once was the land people in his village used to live on. Sea level rise related erosion is a common struggle for people in low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh that pushes them to move, adapt and manage around. Credit: Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson

Estimating Population Exposure to Sea-level Rise and the Relevance for Migration

This review analyses global or near-global estimates of population exposure to sea-level rise and related hazards and examines subsequent estimates of population migration due to this exposure.

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How resilient is resilience?

This blog asks: how useful (or not) is the concept of resilience for people affected by development concerns such as disaster risk, including climate change challenges and opportunities?

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Keep resilience language simple

What's in a word? This short blog underlines the importance of keeping resilience language simple if we are to communicate effectively.

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Tourism Industry Financing of Climate Change Adaptation

Tourism, climate change, and small islands

The SIDS’ tourism sector is threatened by climate change and high adaptation costs. Through industry stakeholders, this study explores the potential of tourism to finance its own CCA.

 

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Climate Change’s Role in Disaster Risk Reduction’s Future

This article uses vulnerability and resilience to explore the intersections and overlaps amongst climate change, disaster risk reduction, and sustainability.  

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