Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States

Small island and developing states (SIDS), Small Islands, coastal resilience.

Urgent action is required before it is too late. Whether we like it or not, it is a question of when - not if - we will have to deal with the security impacts of climate change.
United Nations Development Programme Fiji Multi-Country Office
Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, describes the stakes of the climate crisis.
Global Citizen
The coast of an atoll, with palm trees on a sandy beach
A recent study suggests that hugely disruptive and potentially life-threatening extreme weather events may actually be required for the long-term survival of atoll islands and their communities.
Conversation Media Group, the
IPS spoke to Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC about the Association’s climate initiatives, the unique challenges faced by small states, its focus on gender mainstreaming and access to financing for critical adaptation.
Inter Press Service International Association
CCRIF SPC has made a payout of approximately US$2.4 million to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago following a rainfall event that occurred during August 18-20, 2021.
Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, the
Hurricane Ida
Cities simply don’t have enough time to run from a storm like Ida.
Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company
Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

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This report presents the progress made towards the goal, global targets and priorities for action of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.
United Nations - Headquarters
Figure 1. Scenes from Abaco Island, Bahamas, after Hurricane Dorian (category 5) in 2019. UN Photo
The internationally agreed Declaration of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action, the so-called S.A.M.O.A Pathway, recognizes that SIDS remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs