Rising sea level threatens 'hundreds' of Caribbean resorts, says UN report

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A report released yesterday at the UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, suggests that should sea-level rise by one metre, the Caribbean would see substantial loss and damage to tourism resorts. This has prompted a demand from the Alliance of Small Island States (Aosis) for a giant new insurance scheme, funded by developed countries, which would pay compensation for catastrophic loss to small states caused by sea-level rise and extreme climate-related events, reports the Independent.

Commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme, the UK's Department for International Development and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the report has been produced by Caribsave, a partnership between the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and the University of Oxford.

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