Climate Change

Resource A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States
Type Web resource, Knowledge resource
Last update: 06/06/2017
Type: Web resource, Knowledge resource
Language English
Year of publication: 2017
Citation: Mycoo, M. and M.G. Donovan. 2017. A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States. IDB, New York. 213 pp.
Target countries: Anguilla
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Summary The SIDS donor mapping analysis in this book illustrates how the donor community has responded positively to the challenge of adapting to climate change in SIDS.The donor community provided $55.6 billion in Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Caribbean and Pacific SIDS between 1995 and 2015, nearly doubling average annual aid flows (in current prices).

The book is organized in six chapters:
Chapter one provides context for the vulnerability of SIDS to climate change, including sea level rise (SLR) and natural hazards, the agreements reached at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) to minimise these threats, and discussions on implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Chapter two reviews the impacts of climate change and the vulnerability of SIDS through an urban lens.
Chapter three reviews approaches to adaptation and selected measures adopted by SIDS in response to climate change challenges.
Chapter four critiques donor projects that address climate change adaptation in SIDS on the whole and specifically the projects funded by national governments, donors, and development nance agencies to help SIDS cities minimise the impacts of climate change.
Chapter ve offers policy recommendations to tackle coastal city vulnerability and strengthen city resiliency to the adverse consequences of climate change.
Chapter six concludes with a New Urban Agenda strategy for SIDS to assist them in combating climate change and to provide a new way forward that is consistent with the COP21 accord and the SDGs.
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details Climate Change
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 430xx Climate Change Adaptation  
1.2 Institutional dimension Knowledge Management & Communication
Policy Development  
1.3 Natural dimension Climate/Air
1.4 Target group(s) 3. Intermediary organisations
6. General public/Opinion makers
1. Local communities
4. Research community
2. SMEs/Private sector
5. Decision makers/Policymakers  
3.1 Natural Resource Mgmt. 5. Coastal Zone mgmt