Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Developing States

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  • erschienen am 29. November 2017
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  • 240 Seiten
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A groundbreaking synthesis of climate change adaptation strategies for small island states, globally

A wide ranging, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary study, this is the first book that focuses on the challenges posed by climate change impacts on the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). While most of the current literature on the subject deals with specific regions, this book analyses the impacts of climate change across the Caribbean, the Pacific Ocean, and the African and Indian Ocean regions in order to identify and tackle the real issues faced by all the small island States.

As the global effects of climate change become increasingly evident and urgent, it is clear that the impact on small islands is going to be particularly severe. These island countries are especially vulnerable to rising sea levels, hurricanes and cyclones, frequent droughts, and the disruption of agriculture, fisheries and vital ecosystems. On many small islands, the migration of vulnerable communities to higher ground has already begun. Food security is an increasingly pressing issue. Hundreds of thousands of islanders are at risk. Marine ecosystems are threatened by acidification and higher seawater temperatures leading to increased pressure on fisheries-still an important source of food for many island communities.

The small island developing States emit only small amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Yet many SIDS governments are allocating scarce financial and human resources in an effort to further reduce their emissions. This is a mistake.

Rather than focus on mitigation (i.e., the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Developing States concentrates on adaptation. The author assesses the immediate and future impacts of climate change on small islands, and identifies a range of proven, cost-effective adaptation strategies. The book:

  • Focuses on the challenges of climate change faced by all of the world's small island developing States;
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research into the most likely environment impacts;
  • Uses numerous case studies to describe proven, practical, and cost-effective policies, including disaster management strategies-which can be developed and implemented by the SIDS;
  • Takes a unique, multidisciplinary approach, making it of particular interest to specialists in a variety of disciplines, including both earth sciences and life sciences.

This book is a valuable resource for all professionals and students studying climate change and its impacts. It is also essential reading for government officials and the ministries of the 51 small island developing States, as well as the signatories to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Martin J. Bush, PhD has over thirty years of senior project management experience in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in the fields of renewable energy, natural resources management, watershed management, disaster preparedness, and climate change adaptation.

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  • Großbritannien
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Martin J. Bush, PhD has over thirty years of senior project management experience in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in the fields of renewable energy, natural resources management, watershed management, disaster preparedness, and climate change adaptation.
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations and Symbols
  • Chapter 1 The Changing Climate
  • Introduction
  • Recent Impacts of Climate Change
  • Reports From the Front Line
  • Future Shock
  • Warming the Oceans
  • Multidimensional Threats
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Small Island Developing States
  • Meet the SIDS
  • Demography
  • Social Development
  • Economic Vulnerability
  • Climate Change Impacts on Small Islands
  • Coastal Zones: A Clear and Present Danger
  • Sea-level Rise
  • Severe Storms
  • Winds and Waves
  • Sea Surface Temperatures
  • Freshwater Flows
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Coastal Zones: Terrestrial and Intertidal Impacts
  • Beaches and Sand Dunes
  • Rocky Coasts
  • Wetlands and Seagrass Beds
  • Coastal Aquifers
  • Estuaries and Lagoons
  • Coastal Marine Ecosystems
  • Coral Reefs
  • Mangroves
  • Biodiversity
  • Worst-case Scenario: The Reefs of Haiti
  • Low Elevation Coastal Zones
  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Food Insecurity
  • Undernourishment in the SIDS
  • Poverty and Climate Change
  • Tourism
  • Freshwater Resources
  • Human Health
  • Climate-driven Migration
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Adapting to a Changing Climate
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
  • Adaptation in Coastal and Marine Environments
  • Hard Defences
  • Soft Defences
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Marine Park Management
  • Three Bays Protected Area in Haiti
  • Coastal Threats to the PN3B
  • Overfishing
  • Destruction of Mangroves
  • Eroding Watersheds
  • Nutrification
  • Coastal Construction
  • Pollution
  • Invasive Species
  • Diseases
  • Sea-level Rise
  • Increasing Sea Surface Temperatures
  • Mapping the Threats
  • The Management of Coral Reefs
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture
  • Climate-smart Agriculture
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Economic Benefits
  • Agronomic Benefits
  • Environmental and Social Benefits
  • Crop Rotation
  • Landscape Impacts
  • Soil Erosion
  • Rice Production
  • Irrigation
  • Adaptation Technologies for Agriculture
  • Water Resources Management
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • The Caribbean SIDS
  • The Pacific SIDS
  • The Indian and Atlantic Ocean SIDS
  • Agricultural Water Management (AWM)
  • Rainwater Harvesting and Management
  • Rainwater Harvesting from Rooftops
  • Wastewater Treatment and Recycling
  • Reclaimed Water for Agricultural Use
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Adapting Energy Systems
  • Depending on Energy
  • Access to Electricity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Electricity
  • Minigrid Systems
  • Distributed PV Systems
  • Wind Power
  • Solar Water Heaters
  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Solar Thermal Power
  • Energy Efficiency
  • References
  • Chapter 5 Managing Adaptation
  • The Key Climate Hazards
  • The Regulatory Framework
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Building and Construction
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Economy
  • National Adaptation Programs of Action
  • Financing Adaptation
  • The Green Climate Fund
  • The Adaptation Fund
  • Programme Development
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Country Profiles
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cabo Verde
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia, Federated States
  • Montserrat
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Suriname
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • References
  • Index
  • Supplemental Images
  • EULA

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