Our Planet- Small Island Developing States
This report examine climate change impacts on small island developing states. The report is written in 2014, the International Year of Small Island Developing States, in recognition of the need for action to protect these countries from escalating environmental crises. Small island developing states (SIDS) produce less than 1% of the world’s greenhouse gases, but are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including coastal erosion, coral bleaching, ecosystem destruction and adverse effects on crops and fisheries. SIDS are also disproportionately affected by natural disasters. The cost of such disasters in the last twenty year has halted and reversed development in this region.