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Governance of climate change adaptation on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Kelman, I; (2016) Governance of climate change adaptation on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In: Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence. (pp. 355-369). Wiley: Chichester, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Climate change adaptation (CCA) is seen as being particularly important for one island region defined within international development: the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This chapter explores CCA governance for SIDS, both with and without government. All development activities are imbued with power relations, lessons which apply to CCA, which includes power relations among genders, ages, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, physical and mental abilities, subject disciplines, institutions and governance bodies. For CCA governance on SIDS, different degrees of conflict and cooperation are presented among the parties involved in different case studies. SIDS governments should not necessarily be blamed for any deficiencies in national governance due to the challenge of small-scale and limited resources. With some SIDS having populations in the tens of thousands, it is unrealistic to expect to find a civil servant conversant in every aspect of CCA; hence, the need for pooled governance as part of inter-SIDS cooperation.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Governance of climate change adaptation on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
ISBN-13: 9781118451717
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/9781118451694.ch20
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118451694.ch20
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1507976
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