View On Private Sector - Insuring Against Climate Change
[SciDev.Net]A recent UN report said that global warming will cause trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs in the Caribbean. It also warned that small island states will be disproportionally affected by the impact of climate change: their coral reefs, which their economies depend on, are under significant environmental stress.
Sids 2014 Conference in Samoa
[Commonwealth]National governments, civil society organisations and business leaders gathered in Samoa, 1-4 September, at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS 2014). The goal was to build durable partnerships and secure sustainable development for this group of countries, which are often remote, low lying, and acutely vulnerable to climate change and rising seas, as well as economic shocks.
SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe - Early Warning Systems Protect Farmers and Fishermen
[UNDP]In some places, climate change may appear in subtle ways. Not so in SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe, where climate change brings severe and dangerous weather conditions. Storm surges, torrential rains, flash floods, and increasing fog and wind have created hazardous conditions for fishermen and farmers alike.