Adapting to climate change in small island developing states

  title={Adapting to climate change in small island developing states},
  author={Carola Betzold},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • C. Betzold
  • Published 21 April 2015
  • Political Science
  • Climatic Change
Small island developing states (SIDS) are among the first and worst affected by climate change. SIDS are thus also among the first to adapt, and as ‘early adaptors’ can provide key lessons for adaptation efforts elsewhere. This article reviews the growing literature on climate change, adaptation and small island states. It first discusses migration – which increasingly is seen as part of adaptation rather than a failure to adapt. Mobility has long been part of island life, and remittances can… 

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