Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

View of a port in Texas
Shipping ports are crucial for the global economy. They handle the majority of trade, and transportation hubs and provide employment. Ports are located in coastal areas or on large rivers and are exposed to natural hazards such as storms and floods.
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Pacific resilience standards
2021
The Pacific Resilience Standards (PRS) have been developed to ensure the quality, effectiveness and integrity of resilience building. They operationalise the 10 Guiding Principles for the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP).
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
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2022
This report aims to strengthen DRR policies and programs in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), through identifying the achievements, challenges, constraints, and gaps that SIDS face in the means of implementing the Sendai Framework.
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Alliance of Small Islands States
New research shows how serious storm events - such as cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes - lead to the deterioration of democracy in island nations as political agents seize a window of opportunity that is a breeding ground for autocracy.
Deakin University
The panellists discussed innovative solutions in disaster risk finance where SIDS are leading the way, while simultaneously helping to establish deeper collaboration between governments, international humanitarian organizations and risk financing entities
Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company
Saint Lucia, like many Caribbean countries, is prone to climate-induced weather events, including hurricanes, flooding, droughts, and wildfires.
World Bank, the
Adair Ackley Gina Bonne
Careers in resilience: As Head of the Environment and Climate Change Department for the Indian Ocean Commission, Gina Bonne assists island states to manage climate change-related issues and disaster risk reduction.
In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan – and the rest of the world is watching
Guardian, the (UK)
Long-term adaptation planning in Latin American and the Caribbean
2022
This report shows progress that the LAC region has made in terms of long-term adaptation planning (LTAP) – an important element of the response to the impacts of climate change, particularly in a region that is highly vulnerable to such impacts.
Inter-American Development Bank
Cover_Food for thought Climate change risk and food (in)security in Tuvalu
2022
This study evaluates the risk of climate change from the perspective of food security domain considering exposure to flood hazard.
Elsevier