All articles for the topic: Small Island Developing States

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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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Climate change, ecosystem services and migration in the Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands experience severe climate impacts and high emigration rates. However, we do not know to what extent people migrate because of climate change. This paper addresses this gap.

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Comoros - Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This project is helping the government to build climate resilience in 15 locations across three Comorian islands.

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How Integrated Vulnerability Assessments Support NAP Processes in the Pacific Region

This briefing note highlights the significance of the IVA Framework to the NAP processes underway in three Pacific island states: Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands.

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Developing Saint Lucia's National Adaptation Plan

This case study outlines the process taken by the Saint Lucia government to create a National Adaptation Plan as a part of its response to climate change. 

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

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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Vulnerability Assessment of Jamaica's Transport Sector

The assessment sheds light on priority regions and specific vulnerabilities in Jamaica's transport sector, and offers guidance on how to climate-proof future and current investments.

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Resilience for whom? Women, particularly widows have a different experience of resilience to others of higher standing in the community. Photo: Arlene Bax/Oxfam

Resilience and Development Practice in Vanuatu

This research has identified key issues related to resilience following Tropical Cyclone Pam that contribute to community-based adaptation and resilience discourse and action across scales.

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Climate data and projections: supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean

This report provides an overview of climate data and information available from the CARibbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG) data portal and how they can be used to support decision-making.

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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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Adaptation Gap Report 2016

This report focuses on finance, technology and knowledge gaps in climate change adaptation and ways to address them. It also explores the implications of failing to limit global carbon emissions.

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Pilot Programme for Integrated Adaptation Strategies in Grenada

This project supports the island state of Grenada by enhancing the resilience of parts of the population and ecosystems that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. 

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 Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analysing Resilience Timor Leste

Timor-Leste: Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analysing Resilience

This document provides an overview of the ways in which climate and livelihoods interact in the country. A special section on El Nino impacts is also included.

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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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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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Kiribati Climate Action Network

Kiribati Climate Action Network (KiriCAN) is an independent organization registered with the CAN International and is a partner to the Pacific Calling Partnership based in Sydney.

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Community Capacity: Enabling Local Leaders

Community Capacity: Enabling Local Leaders

This interactive, web-based case study explores strategies for building community capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change in small island developing states in the Caribbean.

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100% sustainable energy in the Caribbean

This case study examines Saba’s journey towards 100% sustainable energy, including its historical context, an overview of the electricity sector, policy objectives, budget and replicability.

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Pacific Peoples Partnership

For over 40 years, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) has been building effective relationships with Indigenous and civil society partners across the Small Island Developing States of the South Pac

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Nation-building policies in Timor-Leste

This paper examines nation-building in the small island developing state of Timor-Leste in the context of disaster risk reduction, which necessarily includes climate change adaptation.

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5 Things You Should Know About Climate Change in the Caribbean

This video explains what climate change means to the communities in the Caribbean Islands, and what adaptation and resilience-building actions are being done.

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Adaptation Finance from Tourism in SIDS

 This study explores different participatory opportunities of the tourism industry to finance climate change adaptation in SIDS and seeks to estimate advantages and barriers.

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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Small Island Developing States

The IPCC offers some specific messages about the impacts of climate change on small island states – and some of its general findings on climate change adaptation and mitigation are of particular relevance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP)

Through the implementation of the Coastal Community Adaptation Project, USAID will help build the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities in the Pacific Island region.

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