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Title: Balancing climate resilience and adaptation for Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) : building institutional capacity
Authors: Galaitsi, Stephanie E.
Corbin, Christopher
Cox, Shelly-Ann
Joseph, Genora
McConney, Patrick
Cashman, Adrian
Springer, Cletus, 1955-
Keenan, Jesse
Cummings, Christopher L.
Trump, Benjamin D.
Linkov, Igor
Keywords: Adaptation
Climate change
Climatic changes
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL MP-24-5
Is Version Of: Galaitsi, Stephanie E., Christopher Corbin, Shelly‐Ann Cox, Genora Joseph, Patrick McConney, Adrian Cashman, Cletus Springer et al. "Balancing climate resilience and adaptation for Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Building institutional capacity." Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (2023).
Abstract: Although the Caribbean's Small Island Developing States (SIDS) minimally contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions, they face disproportionate climate risks and are particularly susceptible to systemic economic threats posed by climate change and subsequent increases in climate variability. Historically, strategic programs and investments have sought to develop more robust and adaptive engineered systems to absorb climate threats. However, such initiatives are limited and under-resourced in the SIDS’ context. This article reviews existing climate strategies in the Caribbean and then critically examines current gaps and barriers relating to climate impact knowledge, needs, and implementation. This examination can assist Caribbean SIDS leadership to identify opportunities to transition from a vulnerability-reducing mindset to one of resilience and transformative adaptation to improve long-term economic outlooks, social welfare, and environmental stewardship despite recurring and escalating climate risks.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL MP-24-5
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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