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SIDS-FOCUSED Green Economy: An Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities
SIDS-FOCUSED Green Economy: An Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities
The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 marked the first time that the special characteristics of SIDS were paid significant attention and were recognised as a distinct group. In 1994, the first Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of SIDS was held in Barbados, under the auspices of the United Nations. It resulted in the adoption ...
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Tourism in SIDS
Tourism is a vital sector of the economies of most SIDS. For more than half of the SIDS, it is their largest source of foreign exchange. The social, economic and environmental well-being of many SIDS is tied to this sect...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
The importance of fish for selected SIDS
Globally, 180 million people are engaged in fisheries and aquaculture activities, which sustain over 0.5 billion people, while small scale fisheries employ close to 110 million people (FAO 2010). Many small-scale operat...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Small-scale fishery, large employment
Many small-scale operators are self-employed and engaged in both subsistence and commercial activities (FAO 2011). Aggregate capture fisheries play a major role in many national economies.
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Low Elevation Coastal Zones and CO2 Emisions
SIDS face a number of challenges in pursuit of energy security and poverty reduction, including high and rising oil prices, inadequate policies and regulations, insufficient promotion and investment in renewable energy a...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Ecological footprint and the wealth of SIDS
Small island developing states (SIDS) are a group of countries that “share similar sustainable development challenges, including small population, limited resources, susceptibility to natural disasters, vulnerability to...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Waste management hierarchy
Greening the waste sector refers to a shift from less-preferred waste treatment and disposal methods such as incineration (without energy recovery) and different forms of landfilling towards the “three Rs”: Reduce, Reus...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
SIDS freshwater availability
SIDS, though surrounded by water, grapple with limited potable water supplies, poor potable water quality, sanitisation and inefficient distribution systems. The connectivity of the different components of the water cyc...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
A great socio economic diversity for Small Island Developing States
Small island developing states (SIDS) are a group of countries that “share similar sustainable development challenges, including small population, limited resources, susceptibility to natural disasters, vulnerability to...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Pacific regional waste composition
Waste management in SIDS, as in other developing countries, is a growing problem because of population growth, urbanisation, changing consumption patterns and the large numbers of tourists. Most of the waste collected i...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal