Stuart Crane from the United Nations Environment Programme emphasises the need to ensure that SIDS are ready for climate change and highlights two examples of ecosystems-based adaptation projects working to achieve this.
Priya Chattier from the Australian National University discusses the vulnerability of women to poverty and its effects, and showcases some social protection programmes that are helping to address inequality in SIDS.
The University of Queensland’s Karen E McNamara; Disaster Resilience, L.L.C.’s Sarah Henly-Shepard; Woodrow Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza; and University of Colombo’s Nishara Fernando present reasons to refute the framing of SIDS as ‘too late to save’.
Oxfam’s Shirley Laban describes the local, national and international partnerships underway in the Vanuatu NGO Climate Change Adaptation Program.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) outlines programmes which show how financing has enabled a number of countries to develop and advance a strong enabling policy environment for climate risk management at community level.
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