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Emerging Issues for Small Island Developing States

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialCape Verde
dc.coverage.spatialComoros
dc.coverage.spatialGuinea Bissau
dc.coverage.spatialMaldives
dc.coverage.spatialMauritius
dc.coverage.spatialSão Tomé and Principe
dc.coverage.spatialSeychelles
dc.coverage.spatialSingapore
dc.coverage.spatialAntigua and Barbuda
dc.coverage.spatialBahamas
dc.coverage.spatialBarbados
dc.coverage.spatialBelize
dc.coverage.spatialCuba
dc.coverage.spatialDominica
dc.coverage.spatialDominican Republic
dc.coverage.spatialGrenada
dc.coverage.spatialGuyana
dc.coverage.spatialHaiti
dc.coverage.spatialJamaica
dc.coverage.spatialSaint Kitts and Nevis
dc.coverage.spatialSaint Lucia
dc.coverage.spatialSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
dc.coverage.spatialSuriname
dc.coverage.spatialTrinidad and Tobago
dc.coverage.spatialCook Islands
dc.coverage.spatialFiji
dc.coverage.spatialKiribati
dc.coverage.spatialMarshall Islands
dc.coverage.spatialMicronesia, Federated States of
dc.coverage.spatialNauru
dc.coverage.spatialNiue
dc.coverage.spatialPalau
dc.coverage.spatialPapua New Guinea
dc.coverage.spatialSamoa
dc.coverage.spatialSolomon Islands
dc.coverage.spatialTimor-Leste
dc.coverage.spatialTonga
dc.coverage.spatialTuvalu
dc.coverage.spatialVanuatu Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:10:45Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:10:45Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/9111
dc.descriptionIn 2013, UNEP identified priority emerging environmental issues that are of concern to small island developing states (SIDS). This report provides an overview of 20 issues critical to the sustainable development of SIDS. The findings reveal that SIDS are faced with several serious environmental challenges, mostly related to climate change, including sea-level rise and loss of biodiversity and ecosystem goods and services. The report also describes opportunities that SIDS have to help them move towards a green economy. For example, they possess both unexploited terrestrial and oceanic natural resources such as minerals, potential pharmaceutical products, renewable energy resources and fish stocks. Renewable energy sources include wind, sun, ocean, wave, hydro and geothermal
dc.descriptionand use of these resources offers an opportunity to widen access to sustainable energy and reduce the heavy costs of power. The report shows that SIDS have the potential to take a lead in defining models of sustainability and human well-being whilst moving towards a Green Economy.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subject climate change adaptation
dc.subject climate change mitigation
dc.subject climate protection
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectcoast protection
dc.subjectcoastal environment
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectmarine environment
dc.subjectmarine pollution
dc.subjectisland
dc.subjectisland ecosystem
dc.subjectsea level rise
dc.subjectsea level
dc.subjectfreshwater conservation
dc.subjectfreshwater monitoring
dc.subjectfreshwater resource
dc.subjectfreshwater degradation
dc.subjectbiodiversity
dc.subjectsea resource
dc.subjectsea water protection
dc.subjectland
dc.subjectland management and planning
dc.subjectenergy management
dc.subjectenergy efficiency
dc.subjectwater management
dc.subjectwater resources management
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.subjectforest management
dc.subjectforest resource
dc.subjectinternational agreement
dc.subjecthazard
dc.subjectsustainable development
dc.subjectSmall Island Developing States (SIDS)
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleEmerging Issues for Small Island Developing States
dc.typeReports and Books
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wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
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