Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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This profile documents the projected climate impacts in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region. The high vulnerability to climate impacts in the region often drive direct integration of climate risk management into planning processes.
Haitian woman carries a bucket of goods on her head at a Haitian market
Building resilience to natural hazards, such as hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, is never easy, especially for a country like Haiti.
A man rows his boat off the coast of Dili, East Timor
The Green Climate Fund has approved a USD 21.7 million project to support the establishment of end-to-end climate information services and multi-hazard early warning systems in Timor-Leste. Eighty percent of Timorese are expected to directly benefit.
Coverpage of "Considering socio-political framings when analyzing coastal climate change effects can prevent maldevelopment on small islands"
This study scrutinizes coastal processes and socio-political dimensions of erosion on the reef island Fuvahmulah, the Maldives.
Coverpage of "2021 State of Climate Services" WMO report
This WMO report explores the progress made by WMO Members in using climate services to address water-related challenges and highlights the gaps that still exist.
Low visibility due to ash fall over the island during eruption of La Soufriere volcano.
Menaced by increasingly ferocious and costly hurricanes, alongside eruptions, earthquakes and floods, Caribbean countries have made huge strides towards developing multi-hazard early warning systems (EWS).
View from space on Fiji in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean and its coral reefs
One of the smallest carbon emitters, Fiji was the first country to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement. But the island country and its neighbours are experiencing the catastrophic effects of climate change unfolding in a fast forward mode.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Migration, Environment, Disaster and Climate Change Data in the Eastern Caribbean
The reports entitled Migration, Environment, Disaster and Climate Change Data in the Eastern Caribbean are based on a regional study assessing the national and regional data systems on migration, environment, disasters and climate change across the Eastern Caribbean.
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.