Small Island Developing States

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Latest Small Island Developing States additions in the Knowledge Base

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This paper estimates of the impacts of extreme weather events due to climate change in Small Island Developing States and projections of expected loss and damage. It also offers recommendations to help develop adequate financial mechanisms.
São Tomé and Príncipe is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the form of increased precipitation and sea-level rise, with most assets along the coast and near rivers.
World Bank, the
The World Bank is extending a new lifeline to small islands and other small states struck by earthquakes and tropical storms, allowing governments to focus on disaster recovery instead of debt repayment when catastrophes occur.
World Bank, the
Strong waves overrun the seawall in Havana, Cuba, resulting in heavy flooding in the city
Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in the Caribbean, and for small islands such as Dominica (not to be confused with the much larger Dominican Republic) it is an existential threat.
Conversation Media Group, the
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This policy aims to facilitate better coordination of climate change work in Samoa and provide opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the government and all stakeholders amid challenges.
The global failure to reduce fossil fuels is leaving small island states trapped in a constant cycle of fightback against disease and extreme weather.
Guardian, the (UK)
Men fishing on a beach
Individuals chosen for the World Bank's West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program will soon be granted a brand-new home in a secure location, shielded from the effects of climate change. The homes are expected to be completed in the latter half of 2023.
World Bank, the
The IDB, in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), collaboratively developed a tool: Climate-Resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management Performance Indicators to verify the implementation of ICZM policies resilient to climate risks.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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