International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management: Volume 10 Issue 2 , Open Access


Open Access content from 2018 onwards

Table of contents - Special Issue: Climate Change and Development in Small Island Developing States

Guest Editors: Stefano Moncada, Lino Pasacal Briguglio, Hilary Bambrick, Ilan Kelman

Seizing history: development and non-climate change in Small Island Developing States

Godfrey Baldacchino

This paper offers a critical review of climate change related initiatives in small island states, including Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which can end up as ontological…


Hosting the Small Island Developing States: two scenarios

Milla Emilia Vaha

It has been estimated that some Small Island Developing States might have only decades before their territories become uninhabitable. Future of these states poses timely questions…


Understanding climate-human interactions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Implications for future livelihood sustainability

Patrick Nunn, Roselyn Kumar

Climate change poses diverse, often fundamental, challenges to livelihoods of island peoples. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that these challenges must be better…


Resource extractivism, health and climate change in small islands

Hilary Bambrick

The extraction of natural resources has long been part of economic development in small islands. The damage to environment and health is extensive, even rendering once productive…


Climate impact assessment and “islandness”: Challenges and opportunities of knowledge production and decision-making for Small Island Developing States

Aideen Maria Foley

Climate data, including historical climate observations and climate model outputs, are often used in climate impact assessments, to explore potential climate futures. However…


Perceptions of adaptation, resilience and climate knowledge in the Pacific: The cases of Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu

Rory A. Walshe, Denis Chang Seng, Adam Bumpus, Joelle Auffray

While the South Pacific is often cited as highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, there is comparatively little known about how different groups perceive climate…


Perspectives of artist–practitioners on the communication of climate change in the Pacific

Stuart Capstick, Sarah Hemstock, Ruci Senikula

This study aims to investigate the role of the visual arts for communicating climate change in the context of the Pacific islands, through the perspectives of artists and climate…

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