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Island States at Risk

Stephen P. Leatherman

Island States at Risk

Global Climate Change, Development and Population (Journal of Coastal Research. Special Issue, No. 24)

by Stephen P. Leatherman

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Published by Coastal Education & Research Foundation .
Written in English

  • Pacific Area,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Science,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Real Estate - General,
  • Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology,
  • Caribbean Area,
  • Climatic changes,
  • Indian Ocean Region

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8416745M
    ISBN 100938415085
    ISBN 109780938415084

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A groundbreaking synthesis of climate change adaptation strategies for small island states, globally. A wide ranging, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary study, this is the first book that focuses on the challenges posed by climate change impacts on the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is an intergovernmental organization of low-lying coastal and small island ished inthe main purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address global has been very active from its inception, putting forward the first draft text in the Kyoto Protocol.

Introduction. Of the 25 countries that suffered the greatest number of Island States at Risk book disasters during the s and s, 13 were small island developing states (SIDS) (UNCTAD, ).The disproportionate vulnerability of small islands to disaster with a natural trigger was demonstrated by Briguglio ().Using data on export dependence, insularity and remoteness and Cited by: Small Island States include two-thirds of the countries that face the highest losses due to natural disasters, and the costs are growing.

Tropical cyclones alone cause an estimated $ million of damages in the Caribbean and $ million in the Pacific each year. These recurrent losses undermine growth and add to national debt. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.

Contents: Sea-level rise and Small Island states: an overview / Stephen P. Leatherman and Nancy Beller-Simms --Cyclonic risk in Martinique and response to Hurricane Allen / Francoise Durand, Georges Vernette, and Claude Augris --Beach changes in.

Countries at risk of disappearing due to climate change Global warming and rising sea levels seriously threatens the survival of many SIDS (small island states).

We. Developing a close link between the Review of the Barbados Plan of Action (BPoA+10) and the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, Januaryin Japan, should ensure that the specific needs of small island developing States (SIDS) are addressed, as part of the principles and substantive disaster risk reduction activities for In addition, small island states need to include DRR as part of their sustainable development plan, because recurrent disasters delay development.

The risk in one particular year is uninfluenced by whatever happened in the preceding year. AOSIS Alliance of Small Island States AR5 Fifth Assessment Report by IPCC BPOA Barbados Progamme of Action of Action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), known also as the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA).

The latter outcome risk in the Pacific is estimated at over US$ billion. In the Pacific Region, the asset. This is a list of island island is a landmass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water.

Many island countries are spread over an archipelago, as is the case with the Federated States of Micronesia and Indonesia (both of which consist of thousands of islands).

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The Caribbean hosts percent of the world’s known endemic vascular plant species and percent of the world’s endemic vertebrate species, while occupying only percent of the earth’s surface.

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The consequential economic environmental and social damage can therefore be extensive, without the option of intra-national relief. Key sector such as tourism and agriculture are under serious threat while in some circumstances the very existence of many island states is at risk. The Disaster Risk Landscape for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), James Michael SHULTZ 1.

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Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stand at a critical juncture on their paths to sustainable development. Economic growth, human development and vulnerability indicators point to specific challenges facing SIDS, and suggest that new development solutions and approaches are needed to chart the course to prosperity for their people and their environments.

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Books shelved as deserted-island-survival: Echoes by Alice Reeds, The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan, Wild by Alex Mallory, Shades of Ea. Population - Many SSF members are micro states (i.e., with a population of less thanpeople). Population size ranges f people in Tuvalu to million people in Jamaica.

Geography - SSF countries are distributed across all regions and about two thirds are island states. The remaining one third includes five land-locked.The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report | What’s in it for Small Island Developing States?

— 3 It is virtually certain that the rate of global average sea level rise is accelerating In the western Pacific, rates of sea level rise of up to four times the global average have been reported  Small Island States are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change and natural disasters.

In fact, 2/3 of the countries that have been most severely impacted by disasters are small island nations, which have lost between 1 and 9% of GDP annually due to weather extremes and other catastrophes.