Type
Article
Titre
Adaptation to Climate Change in Small Island Developing States: A Systematic Literature Review of Academic Research
Dans
Journal of Environment and Development
Auteur(s)
KLOECK Carola - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
NUNN Patrick D - University of the Sunshine Coast (Auteur)
Éditeur
US : SAGE Publications
Pages
Online - p.
ISSN
10704965
DOI
10.1177/1070496519835895
Mots clés
adaptation, Small Island Developing States, systematic literature review, tracking adaptation, islands
Résumé
EN
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share a common vulnerability to climate change. Adaptation to climate change and variability is urgently needed yet, while some is already occurring in SIDS, research on the nature and efficacy of adaptation across SIDS is fragmentary. In this article, we systematically review academic literature to identify where adaptation in SIDS is documented; what type of adaptation strategies are taken, and in response to which climate change impacts; and the extent to which this adaptation has been judged as successful. Our analysis indicates that much adaptation research is concentrated on the Pacific, on independent island states, and on core areas within SIDS. Research documents a wide array of adaptation strategies across SIDS, notably structural or physical and behavioral changes. Yet, evaluation of concrete adaptation interventions is lacking; it thus remains unclear to what extent documented adaptation effectively and sustainably reduces SIDS’ vulnerability and increases their resilience.

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