GEO Small Island Developing States Outlook

GEO Small Island Developing States Outlook

This report provides four integrated themes for action to support SIDS become the environmental economies of the future.

It predicts that economics losses to SIDS could become ‘overwhelming’ as extreme weather increases and sea levels rise. It highlights other challenges for SIDS as well as action already being taken by many SIDS such as regional activities providing SIDS with early warning systems and climate adaptation plans and the pursuit of domestic renewable energy sources. The report provides an integrated narrative for the potential future of SIDS based on an analysis of realizable opportunities, case studies and policy actions. It connects the need for improved basis services such as waste management, affordable energy and food security, to the sustainable management of natural resources, the development of a diversity of small to medium enterprises to support the blue-green economy and key sectors such as tourism, and access to technology and financing.

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