Planning for climate change in small islands : Insights from national hurricane preparedness in the Cayman Islands

  title={Planning for climate change in small islands : Insights from national hurricane preparedness in the Cayman Islands},
  author={Emma L. Tompkinsa},
  • Emma L. Tompkinsa
  • Published 2005
This paper examines contemporary national scale responses to tropical storm risk in a small island in the Caribbean to derive lessons for adapting to climate change. There is little empirical evidence to guide national planners on how to adapt to climate change, and less still on how to build on past adaptation experiences. The paper investigates the construction of institutional resilience and the process of adaptation to tropical storm risk by the Cayman Islands’ Government from 1988 to 2002… CONTINUE READING
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