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Climate change adaptation as a development challenge to small Island states: A case study from the Solomon Islands

Leal Filho, W and Otoara Ha'apio, M and Lütz, JM and Li, C (2020) Climate change adaptation as a development challenge to small Island states: A case study from the Solomon Islands. Environmental Science and Policy, 107. pp. 179-187. ISSN 1462-9011

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Abstract

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are known to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, which poses a challenge to their economic and social development. This vulnerability is expressed in several ways, from exposure to sea level rises, to salt intrusion, and extensive droughts in some areas. Despite this rather negative trend, there are examples of initiatives where the vulnerability of SIDS can be reduced, and their resilience may be increased. Based on the paucity of the literature on concrete examples of successful climate change adaptation initiatives on SIDS, this paper presents an overview of pertinent challenges faced, and introduces two case studies from the Solomon Islands, which illustrate how much can be achieved by systematically pursuing adaptation strategies. The lessons learned from these case studies are outlined and some useful insights are provided, which may help SIDS to better foster the development opportunities with climate change adaptation offers to them.

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