Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021)

Climate Challenges of Small Island Developing States: Cases of Tuvalu, Seychelles and Barbados

Authors
Lidija Kos – Stanišić1, *, Đana Luša1, Borna Zgurić1
1Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb
*Corresponding author. Email: lidija.kos-stanisic@fpzg.hr
Corresponding Author
Lidija Kos – Stanišić
Available Online 7 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.031How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Climate Change; SIDS; Vulnerability; Migration; Climate Activism
Abstract

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) present a group of small island countries that tend to share similar sustainable development challenges, which except from small, but growing populations, limited resources, and extensive dependence on international trade, include remoteness, sensitivity to natural disasters and vulnerable environments. For these islands climate change is an everyday reality and nowhere in the world are its implications more immediate than on SIDS. This particularly includes sea level rise, contaminated water, increased coral bleaching, rise of the global average temperatures, high levels of unemployment and consequently brain drain and other migrations. The paper focuses on three distinctive geographic regions by analyzing climate challenges of following SIDS: Barbados (the Caribbean), Seychelles (Africa) and Tuvalu (Asia and Pacific). Although aforementioned states share similar destiny as a result of smallness and remoteness, as well as most of the climate challenges, at the same time they display completely different policies in addressing them. While Tuvalu is SIDS most affected by climate changes which endanger its survival and is mostly focused on preserving its statehood, Barbados and Seychelles are more prone to concrete policy responses by promoting renewable energy and blue economy.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
7 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-477-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.031How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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